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Booster 7, a prototype Starship Super Heavy booster from SpaceX, is back on the launch padThis is the first time.
All 33 of the next-generation Raptor engines are mounted on the launch pad of the huge rocket stage that will eventually transport men to the moon and Mars.
according to a tweet from Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX. All of this is a part of SpaceX's pre-launch preparations as the commercial space company gets ready for Starship's first orbital trip.
At Starbase, the private space company's South Texas rocket factory, on Tuesday, August 23, SpaceX placed Booster 7 into its orbital launch mount.
Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, referred to the 469-foot-tall (143-meter) launch tower at Starbase as "Mechazilla" on Twitter.
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The first time Booster 7 was on the launch pad with its whole array of engines was when just 20 of its 33 total next-generation Raptor engines were mounted at the time.