Elon Musk shares image of fuel lines in SpaceX's Super Heavy Booster

Elon Musk shares incredible image of the fuel lines in SpaceX’s Super Heavy Booster which resembles the Sarlacc pit from Star Wars

  • SpaceX is nearing completing of its Super Heavy booster that is set to take a massive Starship rocket into orbit as early as next month
  • Elon Musk shared the inner workings of a Raptor engine that will power it
  • 图片, shared on Musk’s Twitter account, shows a maze of fuel lines
  • One user said it looks like the Sarlacc pit from the Star Wars films
  • Sarlacc is lien beast buried in sand of the Great Pit of Carkoon
  • 太空X CEO 伊隆·马斯克(Elon Musk) tweeted an image of the Raptor Engine system part of the Super Heavy booster that will eventually power its massive Starship vehicle into orbitand it looks like something out of Star Wars.

    The photograph highlights a maze of connecting fuel lines that one 推特 user suggests looks like Sarlacc – an 外星人 beast buried in the Great Pit of Carkoon, with only a mouth full of teeth visible.

    ‘The inspiration I assume,’ the Twitter user shared in the caption of the Sarlacc photo, which Musk then replied, ‘I mean of course.

    Sarlacc’s lair was the site of entertainment for Jabba the Hutt, who forces prisoners into the creature’s gaping tentacled mouth to watch them being shredded to pieces.

    Although the Raptor engine’s inner workings look like something from the hit sci-fi film, it highlights the intricate details going into creating each of the 29 rockets that will sit below the booster.

    ‘Completing feed system for 29 Raptor rocket engines on Super Heavy Booster,’ Musk wrote in the caption, adding that the image showed ‘just the primary fuel lines.

    The image also highlights how enormous the engine is, as another Twitter user pointed out that there were 23 SpaceX employees working inside the maze of pipes.

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    SpaceX Super Heavy booster, which will eventually carry the massive Starship into orbit, is nearing completion and Elon Musk shared an image on Twitter of the Raptor Engine's fuel system that looks like something out of Star Wars

    SpaceX Super Heavy booster, which will eventually carry the massive Starship into orbit, is nearing completion and Elon Musk shared an image on Twitter of the Raptor Engine’s fuel system that looks like something out of Star Wars

    SpaceX 正在努力建造一个 160 英尺高的星际飞船原型, known as Serial Number 20 (SN20), which the firm aims to strap to the Super Heavy booster and launch into orbit as early as next month.

    Starship 需要助推器级到达轨道并结合, 两人达到了惊人的水平 394 脚高, 比拥有完整基座的自由女神像大得多, 达到 305 脚.

    Without the plinth, Lady Liberty is closer to 151 脚, similar in size to the upper stage of Starlink, “每当我在家的时候,我都会尽量不戴胸罩,因为每当脱下胸罩时,我的胸部都感觉像是被扯掉了我的身体 160 脚.

    According to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission (联邦通信委员会), the prototype will launch from Texas and make a ‘soft ocean landingoff the coast of Hawaii after spending 90 minutes in orbit.

    The photograph highlights a maze of connecting fuel lines that one Twitter user suggests looks like Sarlacc – an alien beast buried in the Great Pit of Carkoon, with only a mouth full of teeth visible

    The photograph highlights a maze of connecting fuel lines that one Twitter user suggests looks like Sarlacc – an alien beast buried in the Great Pit of Carkoon, with only a mouth full of teeth visible

    'The inspiration I assume,' the Twitter user shared in the caption of the Sarlacc photo, which Musk then replied, 'I mean of course.' Sarlacc's lair was the site of entertainment for Jabba the Hutt, who forces prisoners into the creature's gaping tentacled mouth to watch them being shredded to piece

    ‘The inspiration I assume,’ the Twitter user shared in the caption of the Sarlacc photo, which Musk then replied, ‘I mean of course.Sarlacc’s lair was the site of entertainment for Jabba the Hutt, who forces prisoners into the creature’s gaping tentacled mouth to watch them being shredded to piece

    Once the booster gets Starship into orbit, it will come back to Earth, where it will land in the Gulf of Mexico about 20 miles from shore.

    Although the massive Starship is still sitting in pieces on the launch pad at SpaceX’s Boca Chica, Texas facility, the firm is moving along with testing.

    The most recent progress saw the team fire off Booster 3, the first prototype Super Heavy to roll to the launch site, 在七月 19.

    A total of three-engine Static Fire tests were conducted, which paves the way for Booster 4, which is currently being stacked in the High Bay.

    The booster fired up all three engines for the expected duration, confirmed by Musk before he noted that ‘depending on progress with Booster 4, we might try a 9 engine firing on Booster 3.

    The most recent progress saw the team fire off Booster 3, the first prototype Super Heavy to roll to the launch site, 在七月 19. A total of three-engine Static Fire tests were conducted, which paves the way for Booster 4, which is currently being stacked in the High Bay

    The most recent progress saw the team fire off Booster 3, the first prototype Super Heavy to roll to the launch site, 在七月 19. A total of three-engine Static Fire tests were conducted, which paves the way for Booster 4, which is currently being stacked in the High Bay

    SpaceX 正在努力建造一个 160 英尺高的星际飞船原型, known as Serial Number 20 (SN20), which the firm aims to strap to the Super Heavy booster and launch the rocket into orbit as early as next month, brining Musk one step closer to colonizing

    SpaceX 正在努力建造一个 160 英尺高的星际飞船原型, known as Serial Number 20 (SN20), which the firm aims to strap to the Super Heavy booster and launch the rocket into orbit as early as next month, brining Musk one step closer to colonizing

    一年前, Elon Musk announced to SpaceX employees that Starship progress was a top priority, with progress accelerating ‘dramatically and immediately.

    That resulted in a rapid increase in Starship prototypes being built, often with a new prototype ready before the previous one had even been tested.

    The test flights have ranged from static firing the engines, to launching up to six miles into the air and attempting to land back down on the launch pad.

    The first time SpaceX achieved a landing without blowing up was on May 5, when the SN15 rocket flew six miles up then returned safely to the landing pad.

    SpaceX is working with the FCC, US Air Force, NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration for the flight to arrange the safest time to launch.

    SpaceX 的主要目标之一是确保 Starship 火箭可重复使用, 未来的测试将看到两个阶段都返回发射台, 而不是海洋.

    Musk has calculated that to reach his goal of putting one million humans on Mars by 2025, 他的星际飞船火箭每天需要进行大约 3 次飞行,总共需要进行 1,000 一年的航班.