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This unique replica of one of the most advanced rocket engines in existence today, was designed using the amazing model of Alexander Svan. Made to replicate as closely as possible, the real rocket engine SpaceX is using to fly their Starship. This 3D printed model, is a great conversation starter, to show others your interest in spaceflight.


Raptor Engine number 42 was crucial in the development of Starship. It carried SN8, the first Starship to attempt the belly flop maneuver, to its apogee. By running for 4 minutes and 29 seconds continuously, the longest ever duration of a full flow staged combustion cycle engine, at the time.


The number 42 is also important because Elon Musk is a fan of Douglas Adams novel series, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, in which Douglas Adams writes. That 42 is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. You'll have to read the books for the full explanation.


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