Fifteenth time’s the charm, it would seem.
Late Wednesday afternoon SpaceX’s Starship SN15 successfully completed its high-altitude flight test, and, crucially, landed afterward in one piece in Boca Chica, Texas.
“Starship landing nominal!” exclaimed SpaceX founder Elon Musk.
Starship landing nominal!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 5, 2021
Wednesday’s test stands in stark contrast to the fate of earlier Starship prototypes, many of which ran into various forms of trouble. Prototypes and , for example, had the tiny problem of explodingSo did SN10. Read more…