SpaceX’s Next Starship Flight Expected to Include Propellant Transfer Demonstration for NASA Written 6 December 2023



SpaceX's mega rocket Starship launches on a test flight from Starbase in Boca Chica, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. | Credit: Eric Gay; Associated Press–©

CNBC reports, “SpaceX could attempt a key demonstration for NASA during the third test flight of its towering Starship rocket.” According to a NASA official, “the next Starship flight is expected to include ‘a propellant transfer demonstration,’ though an agency spokesperson noted Tuesday the plan is subject to change, as is often the case in the space industry.” NASA spokesperson Jimi Russell said in a statement, “NASA and SpaceX are reviewing options for the demonstration to take place during an integrated flight test of Starship and the Super Heavy rocket. However, no final decisions on timing have been made.”
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