Elon Musk shared an amazing video on Twitter on Tuesday, which is located at Starbase High Bay, the SpaceX rocket launch site in South Texas, USA. The spaceport Starbase, also known as the Boca Chica launch site, is mainly built by SpaceX to provide an exclusive launch site to accommodate its launch list and meet the narrow launch window. However, in 2018, the company announced that Starbase will serve as the exclusive launch site for SpaceX’s next-generation launch vehicle, Starship. On June 15, Musk posted a short website video recorded from the top of another building on Twitter.
This video provides a bird’s-eye view of the entire launch site. Musk captioned the night video: “From the top of the Interstellar Base High Bay.”
This site may also be the place where an interstellar spacecraft sends humans to Mars.
From the top of Starbase High Bay pic.twitter.com/kRtJBrwrqW
-Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 15, 2021
Soon after Musk’s tweet was released, the reaction was enthusiastic. At the time of writing, the video has been viewed by more than 3.1 million people, and more than 8,300 people have reposted it.
A user named @TaraBull808 said on Twitter that she can’t wait to go to the moon now.
I can’t wait to go to the moon? ? ? $AMC
— TaraBull???????????? (@TaraBull808) June 15, 2021
“I’m ready to go to Mars,” @davidgokhshtein wrote.
I am going to Mars.
-David Gokhshtein (@davidgokhshtein) June 15, 2021
Here are more reactions on Twitter:
Love what you do.
Thank you Elon.
A gift to Tesla. Hope they fit.
Dogecoin landed on the moon.
— Ann-Maree_Putt (@MareePutt) June 16, 2021
Yo, Mr. Elon, how wild this will be, but can I visit it?I will go in two weeks
— Burnaby Pompa (@BPompa10) June 16, 2021
good stuff @elonmusk
At least we have a chance to see this, thank you
— Arry-AMC (@ArunAroraaa) June 16, 2021
It will be spectacular to see the launch from a vantage point! @SpaceX
— Nicholas Clarkston (@ChefClaxton) June 15, 2021
SpaceX claims that its interplanetary spacecraft is the most powerful launch vehicle in the history of the world, adding that it can carry more than 100 metric tons into Earth orbit. On May 5 this year, the Starship SN15 completed SpaceX’s fifth high-altitude flight test of the Starship prototype at the Boca Chica base. This flight is similar to the high-altitude flight test of the previous interstellar spacecraft. The SN15 is powered by three Raptor engines through the ascent, each engine is turned off in turn before the vehicle reaches the apogee-approximately 6 miles (10 kilometers) above sea level.
SpaceX said after the successful flight of SN15: “SN15 transitions the propellant to the internal header tank, which contains the landing propellant, and then redirects to re-enter and control the aerodynamic descent.”
SpaceX has previously stated that these test flights are designed to improve our understanding and development of a fully reusable transportation system designed to transport crew and cargo during long interstellar flights, and to help humans return to the moon and Mars and beyond.