SpaceX is minutes away from launching its Starship SN8 prototype vehicle for a second launch attempt on Wednesday afternoon from its South Texas Launch Site. The Tuesday evening attempt was scrubbed with just 1.3 seconds left in the countdown due to an improper reading. The weather so far today at the coastal launch site is perfect, with light winds and clear skies. If they do run into any issues, there are also launch windows on Thursday and Friday. Read more for the livestream and additional information.
The high-altitude test marks the first time SpaceX has attempted to fly Starship as high as 40,000-feet, as previous tests topped out at 500-feet. Plus, the previous vehicles did not include the flaps, nose cone, and other features needed to control the vehicle’s flight in the thin upper atmosphere. It’s expected to perform a belly flop maneuver to turn around and then drop back to Earth, before performing a controlled vertical landing.
- Bring to life the rocket launch that took humans to the moon with the meter-high (approximately 1: 110 scale) model rocket of the NASA Apollo Saturn V
- The Saturn V rocket kit includes 3 removable rocket stages (first, s-ii second, and s-ivb third) below the launch escape system, command and service module; Plus, there are 2 minifigures to accompany the Lunar Lander and splashdown rocket toy
- After building the Saturn V rocket, you can display the spacecraft horizontally with 3 stands; The Lunar Lander docks with the command and service modules while the Lunar Orbiter sends the rocket into space
- Recreate space adventures with this NASA toy and action figures based off of the included booklet about the manned Apollo Moon missions and the fan designers of this build and play set
- This spaceship toy measures over 39-inches (100cm) high and 6-inches (17cm) in diameter; It includes 1,969 pieces and is ideal for boys and girls 14 years or older