After the success of the Raptor engine, SpaceX was able to take its Mars colonizing spacecraft, formerly known as BFR, for a ride soon. The new engines have surpassed a rocket advertising held by Russian scientists and engineers for more than two decades. Mr Musk tweeted: "Raptor reached 268.9 bar today, surpassing previous records held by the amazing Russian RD-180."
The Russian RD-180 is a development of Soviet technology and currently the RD-180 engines are used for the first stage of the US Atlas V launch vehicle.
Mr Musk added: "Raptor has only achieved the power level needed for Starship & Super Heavy."
Three Raptor engines like the one being tested will be used to drive the SpaceX Starship.
The vehicle to manifest Elon Musk's dreams of a colony on Mars is under construction in Texas.
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Soon, SpaceX begins to test rocket technology in real life.
Mr Musk & # 39; s Starship is considered the best option for making mankind a multiplanetic species.
Other ways of driving humanity to the stars are evolving, and some from the past have been proposed, such as Project Orion, the atomic bomb driven rocket.
Project Orion was led by British physicist Freeman Dyson.
This unconventional design was intended to be driven directly by a series of atomic bomb explosions.
It was estimated that the nuclear power system in the Project Orion rocket was strong enough to lift a payload of 4,000 tonnes.
The designers thought of an exit vehicle that was more like an ocean vessel than the streamlined, weight-conscious conventional rockets we see today.
The US government considered green illumination of the construction, then backed down due to concerns over nuclear cases.