Third time's the charm? SpaceX hopes rocket launch goes as planned

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SpaceX will attempt to launch its 122-metre tall — or 37-storey — mega-rocket on its third test flight on Thursday. 

The Starship rocket is SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s pet project that he says will not only be able to spit out ever more Starlink satellites but also eventually take humans to Mars. 

But the bigger, more pressing goal is to prove that Starship will be ready for NASA’s Artemis III mission to the moon, slated to launch in 2026.

A variation of the SpaceX vessel, called the Human Landing System (HLS), will be critical to putting humans on the lunar surface. In order to do so, SpaceX needs to

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