Starship is a fully reusable super heavy-lift launch vehicle that is currently being developed and manufactured by American aerospace manufacturer SpaceX.

Starship is still in development, but it has already made significant progress. In December 2020, the spacecraft completed its first successful high-altitude test flight, reaching an altitude of approximately 12 miles (20 kilometers).

SpaceX is developing Starship to take people and cargo to the moon, Mars and beyond. The vehicle consists of two elements: a first-stage booster called Super Heavy and an upper-stage spacecraft known as Starship.

SpaceX has performed a number of Starship test launches already, but those have involved prototype upper-stage vehicles with a maximum of three Raptor engines that flew just 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) high or so. The upcoming orbital test flight will mark the first-ever launch of a Super Heavy as well as the first liftoff of a six-engine Starship.