Video revealing the sheer size of Starship leaves viewers astonished

We know it's tall, but the video shows just how tall.
  • SpaceX Starship is designed to do different things, including maintaining Starlink
  • It was unveiled about a year ago and it completed three test flights so far
  • Standing 121 m tall, it is taller than Big Ben in the UK

Published on Mar 15, 2024 at 1:31PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Mar 18, 2024 at 1:28PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

SpaceX Starship is a massive and super heavy lift launch vehicle or, in plain English, a reusable rocket.

Standing 121 meters tall, it is one of the largest rockets at NASA’s disposal today.

Knowing it is tall is one thing, but you have to see it to understand just how big it actually is.

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Starship was introduced less than a year ago to do three things.

First, SpaceX uses it to maintain its constellation of internet satellites called Starlink.

Second, it is designed to supplant Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy.

And third, and perhaps this is the rocket’s most important task, it serves as a testbed for new rockets that will eventually take part in the Artemis mission and takes us back to the moon.

So far, SpaceX Starship has successfully completed three test flights, including one that took place earlier this week.

It cost at least $5 billion to build and it is absolutely gigantic.

Standing 121 m tall (397 ft), with a 9-meter (30-feet) diameter, that makes it significantly taller than London’s Big Ben, for example.

The thing is, 121 meters is just a number.

It’s impressive, but it doesn’t really do it justice.

However, earlier this week, a video shared on Elon Musk’s X did a better job of showcasing just how big it is.

In the clip, you can see workers standing at the foot of the rocket and as the camera zoomes out, it reveals the sheer size of the rocket.

It takes ten seconds of video to zoom out enough to fit the entire rocket in the frame.

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