SpaceX’s operation out of Boca Chica, Texas has been making steady progress towards its goal of creating a reusable spacecraft that can take humans to the moon or Mars. Now the company is preparing to make the next giant leap for their space program: send Starship SN20 into orbit. »Here's a quick recap on SpaceX: 🤍youtu.be/HoADXTOuogk » Subscribe to Seeker! 🤍bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Countdown to Launch: 🤍bit.ly/CTLplaylist » Visit our shop at 🤍shop.seeker.com SpaceX’s operation out of Boca Chica, Texas has been hard at work creating a reusable spacecraft capable of taking humans to the moon or even Mars. It started with short hops, then test flights multiple kilometers up with some spectacular landings, both elegant and explosive. Now the company is preparing to make the next giant leap for their space program: they’re going to send their latest prototype Starship Serial Number 20 into orbit for the first time ever. Sure, SpaceX has launched stuff into orbit before. Lots of stuff, actually. At this point, Falcon 9 launches and landings seem almost routine. But for a number of reasons, Starship is different, like for example it uses a revolutionary new engine. The Falcon 9 relies on the trusty Merlin engines, but a big part of the Starship development process has been designing and refining an engine the company has dubbed Raptor. The Raptor uses liquid oxygen and methane, a departure from Merlin’s more conventional combination of liquid oxygen and rocket grade kerosine known as RP-1. The Raptor also uses what’s known as a full-flow staged combustion system which uses every bit of fuel for thrust unlike Merlin’s open-cycle system. These changes are designed to make Starship’s engines more powerful, efficient, and reusable, all desirable traits for engines that could one day ferry people to and from other worlds. #SN20 #Mars #ElonMusk #space #SpaceX #seeker #science #countdowntolaunch Read More: SpaceX's SN20 Starship prototype roars to life in 1st static fire tests 🤍🤍space.com/spacex-starship-prototype-sn20-first-static-fire-video "SpaceX fired up its SN20 Starship prototype in earnest for the first time Thursday night (Oct. 21), notching a big milestone on the vehicle's planned path to orbit." SpaceX Starship: Key milestones for the world's most powerful rocket 🤍🤍livescience.com/spacex-starship-key-milestones.html "Here's an overview of key milestones on Starship's road to the Red Planet." SpaceX wants to send people to Mars. Here's what the trip might look like. 🤍🤍space.com/spacex-plans-journey-to-mars.html "Whatever the timeline of SpaceX's Mars program, here's what the company is envisioning: The Mars journeys would rely on fuel depots stationed in Earth orbit. A Super Heavy booster would launch an individual Mars-bound Starship to Earth orbit, where it would rendezvous with a previously launched Starship full of fuel, which would then pass along that propellant." Thumbnail Credit: SpaceX Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested in the compelling, innovative, and groundbreaking science that's happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond. Seeker empowers the curious to understand the science shaping our world. We tell award-winning stories about the natural forces and groundbreaking innovations that impact our lives, our planet, and our universe. Visit the Seeker website 🤍🤍seeker.com/videos Elements on Facebook 🤍🤍facebook.com/SeekerElements/ Subscribe now! 🤍🤍youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter 🤍twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook 🤍🤍facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker 🤍🤍seeker.com/
2022 is going to be an amazing year for space.
Do we already know when the launch will take place ? 😯
This video is dumb...only for ads and money nothing new or helpful...
Clickbait. You mean in a couple of months?? January at the earliest.
Correct title: SpaceX Is About to Launch The Biggest Rocket Ever Made
Seeker- SpaceX is about to launch.
FAA - Nope, it is going to be a few years, then maybe.
The similarities, both are slow.
We need asteroid mining missions, probably lucrative if properly managed
Me: happiness noises
Why does Starship remind me of the design of Fireball XL5 (puppet sci-fi tv series from the 60's)?
It’s amazing how we don’t have the technology to get to the moon that we had in the 60’s. Almost makes one wonder if we went at all.
Does anyone know if the road to Starbase is open tomorrow? Wanna go with my kids :)
I ßjare this only with you... Very special time for me, I only trust very few,
We haven't met this life, but I need you in my life. I believe. I kn9w 8 feel. 697
uap sightings and US investigations will make elon a trillion dollar dud
Wow! Thanks for the explanation of the science underpinning Starship's design and function of the raptors.
Technology is destroying our planet.