SpaceX Successfully Launches Japanese Satellite And Clinches Yet Another Sea Landing

In another step toward testing technologies that it hopes would power its ambitious mission to Mars, SpaceX has shipped its next generation rocket engine to its test site in MacGregor, Texas. The Raptor engine, which will be powered by liquid methane and oxygen, is expected to be three times more powerful than the Merlin engines that currently power SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets, and will be used in its next generation of rockets.

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