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Elon Musk's SpaceX might launch 'Test Hopper' a?? a prototype for a giant Mars rocket ship a?? for the first time this week

Elon Musk's SpaceX might launch 'Test Hopper' a?? a prototype for a giant Mars rocket ship a?? for the first time this week
Maria Pointer (bocachicaMaria)



SpaceX has built a stainless-steel rocket ship at its launch site near Boca Chica Beach, located at the southern tip of Texas.




"Test Hopper" is the first, though only partly-functional, prototype of Starship: a launch system that SpaceX founder Elon Musk hopes to use to send people to Mars.




A sheriff hand-delivered road closure notices to residents on Friday, according to a source that lives near Boca Chica Beach. The document warned locals that SpaceX will "conduct testing" as soon as Monday, March 18.




SpaceX previously said its Test Hopper "will be tethered during initial testing" and that any of its "hops" — short vertical take-offs and landings — won't be visible "from offsite."




One resident reported not receiving the notice. The person also claims that SpaceX promised a schedule for launch activities but has yet to provide one.



SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk and headed by Gwynne Shotwell, is about to test-launch its first prototype of rocket ship designed to send people to Mars, according to a document reviewed by Business Insider.
SpaceX may begin firing up its "Test Hopper" prototype as soon as Monday, according to a notice stuffed into the mailboxes of some residents near Boca Chica Beach, which is at the southernmost tip of Texas.
SpaceX started building out its launch site in Boca Chica in 2014 for the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets. However, Musk said in early 2018 that Boca Chica "will be dedicated to" the new Mars vehicle, called Starship.
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