This Thursday the launch of SpaceX’s Starship is scheduled, the largest and most powerful rocket ever built by our species. This historic mission should have taken off last Monday but was canceled at the last minute due to a technical problem in the aircraft’s pressurization valves. The second launch attempt will take place today between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Spanish peninsular time). The takeoff of the Starship It can be followed live through all SpaceX digital platforms. The broadcast will begin around 2:45 p.m. (Spanish peninsular time) and will last for a good part of the afternoon.

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The ship will take off from the south texas space base, located near the beach of Boca Chica and about 30 kilometers from the American town of Brownsville. Your journey will take about an hour and a half, and if all goes according to plan, you’ll fly over the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. As explained by the promoters of this mission, the objective of this Thursday’s test is to test the engines, the propellant, the rocket and the different thermal shields of the most powerful rocket built to date.

The most iconic images of this mission can be captured during takeoffwhen the Starship begins its flight, and at the two times when the flight is expected ditching of the propellant and the rocket at two different points on the globe. This aircraft, in fact, has been designed to be completely reusable and to function in environments as critical as the vacuum of space. His journey could mark a turning point in the history of the space race.