SpaceX has a $100 million contract to test insulating coatings on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center.
The space agency is testing a type of coating that would prevent the heat from reaching the vehicle and the rocket itself.
The test will involve two different kinds of coatings, called B-layer and A-layer.
NASA is also testing a new type of coat called “aero-inspired paint,” which uses nanotechnology to build a pattern on the surface of the paint to prevent it from cracking and cracking in the environment.
SpaceX is also building a thermal imaging system for its Falcon Heavy rockets.
It is not clear when the first Falcon Heavy will fly, or how many vehicles it will carry, but Musk said SpaceX will be able to launch more than a dozen missions for the company.