SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, is known for its ambitious goals of revolutionizing space travel and exploration. One of their most significant projects is the Starship rocket, designed for missions to the Moon and Mars. The recent test flight marks a crucial step in achieving these goals.

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SpaceX's mega Starship rocket successfully completed its fourth test flight without exploding, a significant milestone for the company. Standing nearly 400 feet tall, the Starship reached an altitude of nearly 130 miles and traveled at over 16,000 mph. Despite some damage during reentry, it managed to land safely in the Indian Ocean, making this hour-long flight the longest and most successful yet. This achievement brings SpaceX closer to its goal of reusing rockets, essential for future Moon and Mars missions. SpaceX has made several upgrades to the rocket and software, and this successful test flight is a major stride toward those ambitious plans.

Technical Terms


The process of returning to Earth’s atmosphere from space.


The first stage of the rocket that provides the initial thrust to get it off the ground.


The height of an object or point in relation to sea level or ground level.