SpaceX moves 2nd launch of Starship mega rocket to Saturday

BROWNSVILLE, Tx. — SpaceX is counting down to the second launch attempt of the most powerful rocket ever built.


After originally planning to launch on Friday, SpaceX founder Elon Musk confirmed the launch has been moved to Saturday.

Musk said online that the delay was needed to “replace a grid fin actuator.”

SpaceX’s Starship spacecraft is now scheduled to liftoff around 8 a.m. on Saturday.

SpaceX says it has made a number of improvements since the explosion during the first test in April.

Read: SpaceX will try again to launch its mega rocket into orbit after first attempt ended in an explosion

The Federal Aviation Administration gave the company permission to launch just this week.

After testing in Texas, the massive rocket is eventually scheduled to take astronauts to the moon from Florida’s Space Coast.

Watch: SpaceX and NASA looking to launch prototype Starship, awaits second test flight

Channel 9 will monitor the launch and provide updates on Eyewitness News.

Click here to download our free news, weather and smart TV apps. And click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.





mobile apps

Everything you love about and more! Tap on any of the buttons below to download our app.

amazon alexa

Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices!