Nailed it! SpaceX launches and LANDS its Starship SN15 that is the first rocket to survive the its high altitude test
- SpaceX launched its Starship Serial Number 15 Wednesday
- The massive rocket took off from SpaceX’s testing facility in Boca Chica, Texas
- This is the fifth prototype to launch, but none have survived the landing
SpaceX has successfully launched and landed its Starship Serial Number 15 rocket.
This is the first Starship to land safely on the launch pad at the firm’s Boca Chica, Texas facility.
The Elon Musk-owned company launched SN15around 6:15pm ET, following a day of delays and anticipation.
SN15 ignited its three massive Raptor Engines that shot out streams of white smoke from the base before fire blew out to shoot the rocket into the air.
The prototype climbed through the sky until it reach six miles, where it hovered for a moment and then it perform the infamous sideways flip, dubbed a ‘belly flop’ maneuver by CEO Elon Musk.
‘Starship landing nominal,’ Musk tweet moments after his pride and joy made a safe and successful landing on the pad.