WATCH: Elon Musk Unveils Massive New Device For Catching Rockets From Space

WATCH: Elon Musk Unveils Massive New Device For Catching Rockets From Space


SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared a video of a tower designed to catch the company’s massive Starship rocket.

Starship — the vessel that Musk says will eventually take astronauts to Mars — comes equipped with 29 Raptor engines, stands 400 feet tall, and is able to carry over 220,000 pounds into orbit. Earlier this week, Musk gave his Twitter followers a look at the new structure.

Starship launch & catch tower pic.twitter.com/5mLIQwwu0k

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 9, 2022

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Teslarati reported that the tower’s “arms” are undergoing proof tests from SpaceX:

That process began in earnest on January 4th, when SpaceX lifted, opened, and swung the tower’s building-sized arms for the first time. Four days later, SpaceX performed a variation on the first round of tests, again slowly lifting the

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