You can be on Entrepreneur’s cover!

Watch: SpaceX Starship Rocket Liftoff and Test Flight from Texas SpaceX's Starship is the most powerful (and largest) rocket in the world.

By Erin Baler

Key Takeaways

  • SpaceX on Thursday carried out the third test launch of Starship, the world's most powerful rocket.
  • NASA's plans to use Starship to land astronauts on the Moon.
  • Elon Musk, meanwhile, wants to use the rocket to eventually "colonize Mars."
entrepreneur daily
Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP | Getty Images
The SpaceX Starship spacecraft lifts off from Starbase in Boca Chica, Texas, on March 14, 2024.

SpaceX launched the third test flight of its Starship rocket on Thursday from the company's Boca Chica, Texas, Starbase facility at 8:25 a.m. CT (9:25 a.m. ET).

The rocket was scheduled for an hour-long test flight. SpaceX is trying to show that the Starship can carry out a controlled re-entry through Earth's atmosphere.

RELATED: SpaceX Attempts Second Starship Launch

Future Starship missions will go to the moon under NASA's Artemis program. The rocket is designed to "deliver payloads farther and at a lower marginal cost per launch than our current Falcon vehicles," SpaceX says.

Watch Starship liftoff and the test flight, here:

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk posted a congratulations to the team on X.

According to, hundreds of spectators, many of them on Spring Break at South Padre Island, were on hand to see the spectacle.

"This flight pretty much just started, but we're farther than we've ever been before," SpaceX spokesperson Dan Huot said just after liftoff in a livestream. "We've got a starship, not just in space, but on its coast phase into space."

Erin Baler

Entrepreneur Staff

News reporter

Want to be an Entrepreneur Leadership Network contributor? Apply now to join.

Business News

The 'Silver Tsunami' Meets 'Golden Handcuffs' as Past Low Mortgage Rates Lock in Homeowners — Whether They Like It or Not

The resulting lower supply of homes, and population growth outpacing construction, has led to a 7.2 million home shortage.

Business News

Nike Responds to Criticism Over U.S. Women's Olympic Uniforms: 'Everything's Showing'

The company is the official outfitter for the U.S. Olympic track and field athletes.

Business News

These Are the Busiest Airports in the World, According to a New Ranking

A surge in international and business travel has brought airports back to near pre-pandemic levels of passenger traffic.

Growing a Business

Top Brands Are Flocking to Newsletter Advertising — Here Are 11 Reasons Why You Should Do the Same.

An explanation of the current market trend of brands turning to newsletter advertising as a primary channel in their marketing campaigns.