Made a test run of the Raptor engine, which SpaceX hopes to send humans to Mars
The head of the company SpaceX Elon Musk (Elon Musk) announced the beginning of the test engine Raptor. These engines are supposed to be used in the rocket that will take explorers to Mars.
According to calculations, the rocket engines of the Raptor, which received a resounding name of Interplanetary Transport System, will be able to deliver to the red planet 100 tonnes of cargo. A manned mission is scheduled for 2024, and unmanned to be held in 2018.
Source: Elon Musk