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What to know about 1st test flight of SpaceX’s big Starship


AP Aerospace Writer

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is about to take its most daring leap yet with a round-the-world test flight of its mammoth Starship. Monday’s launch attempt was called off because of a stuck valve in the first-stage booster and there could be another try this week. Starship is the biggest and mightiest rocket ever built, jutting almost 400 feet into the South Texas sky. The company got the OK on Friday from the Federal Aviation Administration. Musk is giving 50-50 odds of Starship reaching orbit. No rocket parts will be recovered from the planned 1 1/2-hour flight around the globe. Everything will be ditched into the sea.

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