Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Watch SpaceX’s spacecraft attempt high altitude flight (Update: womp womp)

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Taking off from Boca Chica, Texas, SpaceX plans to launch its 160-foot-high Starship prototype spacecraft from a height of 12.5 km (41,000 feet) above the surface and return safely to its ramp. launch. The company has set a launch window to start at 5:30 p.m. ET and you can see it live via SpaceX. Youtube channel.

Plans have been in place to perform this test for several months. Originally intended to fly as high as 60,000 feet, this mark was reduced to 50,000 feet in September and has since been lowered again. however, after a successful static motor test At the end of November, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter that the company was moving ahead with the high altitude test and would conduct it “imminently.” It turns out that that meant today.


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