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Watch SpaceX’s Starship SN15 land and not blow up


Watch SpaceX's Starship SN15 land and not blow upFifteenth 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. 

Live feed of Starship SN15 flight test →

— SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 5, 2021

“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 SN8 and SN9, for example, had the tiny problem of explodingSo did SN10. Read more…

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