Watch This Video Of SpaceX Testing Its Newest Rocket Engine

SpaceX, the private space exploration company run by Elon Musk, has put out a new video showing off its latest rocket engine, the Merlin 1D.

The clip, part of a three-minute test, shows the engine firing with 147,000 pounds of thrust, which is how much power the rocket needs to launch.

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