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Watch: Drones capture an epic new 360-degree video of SpaceX Starship

It comes as the company prepares for its first orbital Starship flight.

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Starship is ambitious. The under-development rocket is designed for full reusability. Humans will be able to use it to go to Mars, refuel using the planet’s resources, and either return home or venture out further.

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Starship is set to send up to 100 people or 100 tons into space at a time

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This week, SpaceX shared a 360-degree drone video of a prototype Starship...

The video shows the launch tower and arms that will place the ship on top of the booster.

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The Starship’s next challenge will be a short orbital flight, lasting around 90 minutes, that ends in Hawaii.

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The launch date is unclear — SpaceX has not yet received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly out of Texas

Where will the Starship launch take place?

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The launch is currently expected to lift off from the Starbase facility in Texas. Earlier this month, Elon Musk suggested the ship could take off from its existing facility in Florida — where it launches the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy — instead.

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Musk aims to send the first humans to Mars in the 2020s and establish the first city in 2050 — but Starship is designed to venture out far...

Where will Starship go?

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The sky’s the limit...

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