Fifteenth time’s the attraction, it would seem. 

Late Wednesday afternoon SpaceX’s Starship SN15 successfully finished its higher-altitude flight take a look at, and, crucially, landed afterward in a single piece in Boca Chica, Texas. 

“Starship landing nominal!” exclaimed SpaceX founder Elon Musk. 

Wednesday’s check stands in stark distinction to the fate of before Starship prototypes, lots of of which ran into a variety of types of problems. Prototypes and , for instance, had the tiny problem of exploding. So did SN10.

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Of program, there was the little concern of SN15’s foundation showing a little on hearth for a even though following touchdown. But hey, when it will come to Musk’s vision for the future colonization of Mars, of which Starship plays a pivotal position, that hardly seems like that large of a deal.

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