WATCH: Elon Musk posts incredible videos of new rocket engine firing for the first time
The coolest video you'll watch today.
Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to post a video of Space X's new Starship Raptor rocket engine, and it's extremely enjoyable to watch.
The videos show the rocket engine firing, and thus creating a wave of multicoloured flames.
In replies to followers, he explained the cause of the iridescent flames. "Engine use methox torch igniters. Green tinge is either camera saturation or a tiny bit of copper from the chamber," he said in a tweet.
One of the videos in particularly genuinely makes the rocket look animated. Have a look here:
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2019
According to CNBC, the goal of the rocket is to be able to transport both humans and cargo to Planet Mars, so it's not like you're going to be seeing these every time you're on the M50.
Despite Musk being clearly pleased with the "great work" his team have done on this project, SpaceX laid off around 10% of its workforce, or more than 600 employees, in January.
Musk recently said that SpaceX needs to be "incredibly spartan with expenditures" until its programs including Starship reach fruition.