Saw this on Reddit, so the first hops are happening next week? pic.twitter.com/Qt5wSrw2Ih— Viv
(@flcnhvy) March 17, 2019
Hopefully. Always many issues integrating engine & stage. First hops will lift off, but only barely.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 17, 2019
First (really short) hops with one engine. Suborbital flights with three.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 17, 2019
SOURCES- Elon Musk Twitter, cowboy Day Twitter, Viv@flcnhvy Twitter, Pictures from Spadre.com Written By Brian Wang,
“Elon Musk: SpaceX hopes to launch ‘Test Hopper’ — a prototype for a giant Mars rocket ship — for the first time this week” Updated story. ‘Launch’ is a bit strong. https://t.co/OrBbdhrR18 via @businessinsider— Cowboy Dan (@CowboyDanPaasch) March 18, 2019
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