August 5 2020 1:31pm

SpaceX Starship successfully completes ‘hop test’

SpaceX successfully completed a highly-anticipated “hop test” of its Starship SN5 prototype Tuesday at their test facility in Boca Chica, Texas. Just before 7 p.m., in SpaceX team’s third attempt, the stainless steel spacecraft prototype, with a single SpaceX raptor engine, “hopped” nearly 500 feet into the air before coming back down and landing on its legs, as it was designed by SpaceX to do.

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