Watch SpaceX’s stunning Starship prototype ‘hop’ test flight and landing

Aug. 6, 2020
Following the successful test, SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk outlined next steps for the Starship development process, which includes “several” more short hops, followed by high altitude testing, Darrell Etherington reports for TechCrunch.

BOCA CHICA, Texas - SpaceX achieved a big win in their Starship spacecraft development program on Tuesday evening, flying the SN5 prototype of that future vehicle to a height of around 500 feet, propelled by a single Raptor engine. The test, which took place at SpaceX’s rocket development and testing facility in Boca Chica, Texas, marks the first time that a full-scale Starship prototype has left the ground, Darrell Etherington reports for TechCrunchContinue reading original article.

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

August 6, 2020 -SpaceX is continuing to develop its next generation spacecraft, dubbed "Starship." On Tuesday, the company flew its first full-scale prototype minus the domed cap to a height of around 150 meters - around 500 feet. Starship is designed to carry large payloads to orbit around Earth, and eventually as far away as Mars.

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