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SpaceX takes a closer look at the Starship’s ‘flip-landing’ maneuver

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we everyone knows how SpaceX’s high altitude flight test ended, but what about the actual theft? Just hours after SN8 launched earlier today, SpaceX tweeted This clip showing a magnified view of the prototype of the spacecraft as its Raptor engines re-ignited and spun the spacecraft in preparation for landing. AT 160 feet high, SpaceX said it would be the largest spacecraft to perform such a move.

The capture is zoomed in close enough that you can see the details of the moving engines and what appears to be a spray of green BER ignition fluid.



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