Watch SpaceX Starship prototype fly hundreds of feet for the first time

Watch SpaceX Starship prototype fly hundreds of feet for the first time

Almost a year after we saw SpaceX’s ‘Starhopper’ test vehicle make a short trip into the air, the company has successfully flown and landed a full-size Starship prototype. The SN5 vehicle is missing its nose cone, so it’s a bit like a taller “flying water tower” just like the earlier test rig, but it went up and down from SpaceX’s Boca Chica, TX launch pad all the same. You can watch the NASASpaceflight YouTube stream that captured the event (start at about 1:14), and see the single Raptor eng

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