SpaceX's starship journeys into house, misplaced on re-entry: 'Nonetheless an enormous step ahead' - 7 minute timer

SpaceX’s starship journeys into house, misplaced on re-entry: ‘Nonetheless an enormous step ahead’

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SpaceX got here near finishing an hour-long check flight of its mega rocket on its third strive Thursday, however the spacecraft was misplaced because it descended again to Earth. The corporate mentioned it misplaced contact with Starship because it neared its aim, a splashdown within the Indian Ocean. Till then, largely every part had gone properly following liftoff from the southern tip of Texas. “It’s incredible to see how much further we got this time around,” SpaceX mentioned. Two check flights final yr each led to explosions minutes after liftoff. By surviving for near 50 minutes, Thursday’s effort was thought-about a win by not solely SpaceX’s Elon Musk, however Nasa in addition to Starship soared increased and farther than ever earlier than. Nasa is relying on Starship to land its astronauts on the moon in one other few years.

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