Zero-emissions vehicles are great for the environment, and Tesla makes a lot of them. Elon Musk also owns SpaceX, so people are naturally going to lump them together in their minds. As Jerry Lee Lewis says, “Goodness gracious, great balls of fire!” Unfortunately, this leads some people to conclude that all of the emissions from a rocket launch must cancel out all of the emissions saved from a Tesla.
With one of Elon Musk’s recent tweets, we now know that zero-emissions rockets are definitely coming.
For newer rockets, like the Starship and Super Heavy, SpaceX is using its newer Raptor engines.
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