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SpaceX Starship SN15 rocket nails first landing without exploding

SN10 takes flight. SN15 features several upgrades over its predecessors. SpaceX Less than 48 hours after landing a version of his next-generation Starship vehicle for the first time, SpaceX head honcho Elon Musk is already looking to launch it again. SpaceX on Wednesday successfully flew SN15, an updated prototype of…
bubmag
May 6, 2021
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SpaceX successfully landed a Starship prototype for the first time

SpaceX launched a high-altitude Starship prototype rocket and successfully landed it for the first time on Wednesday, overcoming a key challenge in Elon Musk’s whirlwind quest to build a fully reusable Mars rocket. Musk has said the SN15 rocket contained “hundreds of design improvements” over past high-altitude prototypes, which were…
bubmag
May 6, 2021
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Watch: SpaceX lands prototype Starship rocket for first time

SpaceX achieved the first soft landing of its Starship spacecraft after a highly anticipated test flight on Thursday, in a major milestone for the project. SpaceX engineers endured a nervous wait as remotely operated water hoses fought a three-storey tall methane blaze that licked up the side of the stainless…
bubmag
May 6, 2021
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Watch SpaceX’s Starship SN15 land and not blow up

By Jack Morse2021-05-05 23:11:38 UTC Fifteenth time's the charm, it would seem.  Late Wednesday afternoon SpaceX's Starship SN15 successfully completed its high-altitude flight test, and, crucially, landed afterward in one piece in Boca Chica, Texas.  "Starship landing nominal!" exclaimed SpaceX founder Elon Musk.  Starship landing nominal! — Elon Musk (@elonmusk)…
bubmag
May 6, 2021
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SpaceX successfully lands a Starship test flight

Explosion-free — Given that it's meant to be the basis for a lunar lander, landing it is good. John Timmer - May 5, 2021 10:55 pm UTC Enlarge / Starship SN15 descending back to Texas under two of its three upgraded raptor engines. Successful landing! By now, many readers are…
bubmag
May 6, 2021
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SpaceX Returns 4 Astronauts to Earth in Rare Night Splashdown

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX safely returned four astronauts from the International Space Station on Sunday, making the first U.S. crew splashdown in darkness since the Apollo 8 moonshot. The Dragon capsule parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Panama City, Florida, just before 3 a.m., ending…
bubmag
May 2, 2021
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SpaceX returns four astronauts to Earth in a rare night splashdown

SpaceX safely returned four astronauts from the International Space Station on Sunday, making the first US crew splashdown in darkness since the Apollo 8 moonshot. The Dragon capsule parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Panama City, Florida, just before 3 am (local time), ending the second…
bubmag
May 2, 2021