SpaceX may attempt Starship launch in March

SpaceX is planning to attempt to launch its reusable Starship rocket into orbit in March.

Billionaire and chief of SpaceX announced this via a tweet on Saturday.

"If remaining tests go well, we will attempt a Starship launch next month,'' Musk responded to a user's tweet.

In January Musk said that there was a 'real shot' at launching Starship in late Feb adding that March attempt is highly likely.

Since last year, SpaceX has been looking to launch its giant Starship into orbit for the first time.

This is a pivotal demonstration flight as it aims to fly NASA astronauts to the moon.

NASA awarded SpaceX with a contract worth $3 billion in 2021 to create a commercial human lander for Starship to land humans on the moon.

Two crewed missions to the moon, Artemis 3 and 4, are expected to launch in 2025 and 2027.

The Starship test flight will launch from the Starbase spaceport site in Boca Chica, Texas

A test of a prototype for Super Heavy last July failed as flames burst from the engines on its test pad and an explosion sounded.

SpaceX is yet to officially announce a date for its Starship launch