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‘Seems you may make something fly’: Elon Musk shares spectacular VIDEO of Starship check flight

‘Turns out you can make anything fly’: Elon Musk shares spectacular VIDEO of Starship test flight

SpaceX has efficiently examined a prototype of its Starship, which it’s creating with a view to Moon and Mars missions. The rocket is a good distance from an inaugural manned flight, however Elon Musk is pleased with progress.

Starship prototype Serial Quantity 6 (or SN6) took off from a launch pad at SpaceX’s facility in Boca Chica, Texas on Thursday. The stainless-steel rocket ascended some 152 meters (500 toes) above floor and was in a position to land with out problems lower than a minute later.  

This was the second profitable check flight by SpaceX in a month, with an SN5 prototype performing the identical stunt on August 4. 

The corporate launched a powerful video from the launch, which mixed drone footage and pictures from the cameras put in on the rocket itself. 

It was later retweeted by SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, who adopted the footage with a cheerful remark: “Seems you may make something fly haha.”

Musk hopes that his Starship challenge will sometime be capable of ship each folks and cargo to Earth’s orbit, in addition to to the Moon and Mars. He’s aiming for a completely reusable rocket that will solely require refueling and quick breaks between flights. 

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Nevertheless, the entrepreneur acknowledged earlier this week that the Starship continues to be a good distance from finishing up a manned flight, saying that it has to do “a whole bunch of missions with satellites earlier than we put folks on board.” The rocket’s first check flight to orbit might occur in 2021, in accordance with Musk.

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