After delay in the launch of Space X's Starship spacecraft, CEO of SpaceX and billionaire Elon Musk has stated that the spacecraft could be ready for relaunch in "six to eight weeks", according to a report by NDTV.
The Starship is the most powerful rocket ever built and is considered to be almost twice as powerful as the second-most powerful one. According to a report by CNN, the billionaire, during Twitter Spaces, on Saturday evening, stated that when the engines of Starship, 30 out of 33 of which fired on for the flight test, reached "full thrust," it "probably shattered the concrete".
Musk said he was “glad to report that the pad damage is actually quite small,” though it would take “six to eight weeks” to get the infrastructure prepared for another launch, according to the report.
The success of the launch would be a critical boost for SpaceX as well as the US space program. A variant of the Starship is tasked with landing humans on Moon for the first time on Moon in over 50 years under NASA's Artemis III mission. The mission could take place as soon as 2025.
According to the report, the FAA is charged with overseeing the mishap investigation. The FAA’s review “will determine the root cause of the event and identify corrective actions the operator must implement to avoid a recurrence,” the agency said in an emailed statement Friday, the report stated.