SpaceX has just successfully completed the first hop test for their Starship SN5 prototype, which could one day help colonize Mars. It took to the skies for around 40-seconds this afternoon in the South Texas village of Boca Chica, near SpaceX’s facilities. The spacecraft traveled sideways during the uncrewed flight and then deployed its landing legs before sticking the landing. Read more for a video and additional information.
Both the Starhopper and SN5 spacecraft are powered by a single Raptor engine, while the final 165-foot-tall Starship is going to be equipped with six Raptors capable of carrying up to 100 people. The latter is eventually going to launch atop the Super Heavy, which draws power from 31 Raptor engines. On the bright side, both of these vehicles – Starship and Super Heavy – will be fully and rapidly reusable.
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