There is no substitute for this kind of test-firing and, as Ars Technica notes, "any "first" test firing of a new, full-scale rocket engine that doesn't end in an uncontrolled explosion is a good thing". The Starship Hopper - the smaller prototype craft that will be used for hop tests rather than going all the way into space - sustained damage when it tipped over in high winds at the launch facility. There'd eventually be 31 Raptors powering the reusable Super Heavy, and seven Raptors on the Starship.
In later responses, Musk said that the first orbital prototype should be ready by June.
Raptor has gone through a number of design changes - originally, SpaceX planned to mount it to the ITS launch vehicle back in 2016 (powered by 42 Raptor engines), before changing gears and unveiling its BFR rocket concept (officially known as "Super Heavy" for the first stage, and Starship for the second). Merlins use kerosene and liquid oxygen (LOX) propellants, for example, whereas Raptors use liquid methane and LOX.
'Millions' attend live concert in video game Fortnite
To commemorate this performance, there will be a Marshmello skin, a Marsh-Walk emote as well as a Marshmello-inspired glider. Some players even heard a live mic check during matches in preparation for the event.
Liverpool can handle pressure of EPL title tilt: Klopp
A two-time Bundesliga victor with Borussia Dortmund, Klopp said he had no nerves as he called on his team to remain focused. Fans will be wary however that Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini knows how to derail a Liverpool title-bid.
The Division 2's PS4, Xbox One, PC Beta Detailed
Again, this is not a guarantee that you'll get in, and yes, that link is for all three platforms (PS4, Xbox One, PC). The private beta will be running from February 7 at 1 am PST until February 11 at 1 am PST.
Tori Spelling Confirms Beverly Hills, 90210 Reboot
It was later given the reboot treatment with a whole new cast in 2008, which ran for another five seasons. The " Stori Telling " author was visibly surprised by the hosts' reaction after she confirmed the news.
UK's May says she is "armed with fresh" Brexit mandate
Germany's Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, said on Sunday that the idea of the United Kingdom avoiding Brexit was unlikely. The move, first reported on Saturday by Sky News , was confirmed by the company in a letter to workers Sunday.