SpaceX is transporting Ship 24 to a suborbital launch pad at its test site in Texas.

Elon Musk promised the world an orbital starship flight in July, and it looks like he’s one step closer to making it happen.

SpaceX announced on Wednesday that its prototype, or Ship 24, is on a suborbital pad at its star base in Boca Chica. Texas.

The move is “preparation for Starship’s first orbital flight test,” SpaceX shared in a tweet, suggesting the massive rocket could take off this month.

All activity at the test site has been suspended for over a year due to an environmental review by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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SpaceX announced Wednesday that its prototype, or Ship 24, is sitting on a suborbital pad at its star base in Boca Chica, Texas.

According to the FAA report, SpaceX had to “take more than 75 actions to mitigate the environmental impact of the proposed Starship/Super Heavy launch plan” before it could launch another rocket for the pad.

This includes plans to build its own natural gas desalination power plant, as well as a natural gas processing and liquefaction plant at or near the launch site.

However, SpaceX has received permission to close roads for up to 500 hours in connection with operations and up to 300 hours for emergency closures per year.

This is a win as the company only received 180 a year for Falcon 9 rocket launches in 2014.

The move is

The move is “preparation for Starship’s first orbital flight test,” SpaceX shared in a tweet, suggesting the massive rocket could take off this month.

All activity at the test site has been suspended for over a year due to an environmental review by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  Pictured is Ship 24 at the suborbital launch pad.

All activity at the test site has been suspended for over a year due to an environmental review by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Pictured is Ship 24 at the suborbital launch pad.

Federal Aviation Administration report was published on June 13, and the next day Musk tweeted: “Starship will be ready to fly next month.”

On June 14, he also tweeted that SpaceX “will have a second stack of Starships ready to fly in August and monthly thereafter.”

However, it looks like Musk’s company has received FAA approval and is moving forward with its first Starship orbital launch.

DailyMail.com has contacted the FAA and has yet to receive a response.

The FAA report was released on June 13, and the next day, Musk tweeted,

The FAA report was released on June 13, and the next day, Musk tweeted, “Starship will be ready to fly next month.”

On June 14, he also tweeted that SpaceX

On June 14, he also tweeted that SpaceX “will have a second stack of Starships ready to fly in August and monthly thereafter.” However, it looks like Musk’s company has received FAA approval and is moving forward with its first Starship orbital launch.

The last spacecraft to take off was serial number 15 (SN 15) on May 5, 2021, and landed nominally.

However, not all rockets returned to Earth safe and sound.

The previous test flight, on March 31 last year, ended with the collapse of SN11 on the launch pad.

SN10 was the first of four previous craft to survive the landing, but the massive rocket exploded about 10 minutes after due to a methane leak.

The last spacecraft was launched on May 5th.  The massive rocket also made a perfect landing after a six-mile journey into space.

The last spacecraft was launched on May 5th. The massive rocket also made a perfect landing after a six-mile journey into space.

Both SN8 and SN9 (pictured) exploded in a fireball upon landing.

Both SN8 and SN9 (pictured) exploded in a fireball upon landing.

The failure came after SpaceX announced a success as SN10 flew and flipped — without crashing or catching fire like the previous SN8 and SN9 prototypes. Musk praised the rocket on Twitter for “landing intact.”

Both SN8 and SN9 exploded in a fireball the moment they hit the ground, both of which prompted an FAA review.

SpaceX plans to send humans to Mars with a two-stage spacecraft consisting of a Starship (passenger section) and a Super Heavy booster.

SN 9 and Sn 8 (pictured) prompted FAA reviews.

SN 9 and Sn 8 (pictured) prompted FAA reviews.

However, the firm still has some work to do to complete the $216 million Starship, formerly known as the “BFR”, at SpaceX’s Texas site.

Musk intends to use the Starship test to refine the final rockets that will take humans to Mars, and the orbital launch will bring the billionaire one step closer to colonizing the red planet.

STARSHIP: THE BIG ROCKET BY ELONA MUSK

The BFR (Big F***ing Rocket), now known as Starship, will complete all the missions and fewer than the ones Musk announced in 2016.

The SpaceX CEO said the rocket would make its first flight to the Red Planet in 2024, carrying only cargo, followed by a manned flight in 2026, and said other SpaceX products would be “cannibalized” to pay for it.

The rocket will be partially reusable and will be able to fly directly from Earth to Mars.

Musk believes that once built, the rocket could be used to travel around Earth, saying passengers could get anywhere in less than an hour.

To date, Starship rockets have undergone 9 test flights, some of which resulted in successful short-range jumps, while others resulted in explosions or crash landings.

The most recent experimental launch — involving the Starship SN15 prototype — took place on May 5, 2021, when the craft completed flight tests at 33,000 feet in low-lying clouds, including successful ascent, engine shutdown, and rollover. , flap control and soft landing.

After landing, a small fire did start at the base of the rocket, but it was later extinguished.