Elon Musk’s company SpaceX has successfully landed a prototype Starship spacecraft for the first time

Elon Musk’s company SpaceX conducted another test flight of the Starship SN15 spacecraft.

What is known?

For the first time, the ship took off at an altitude of 10 km and successfully landed on the launch pad in Boca Chica, Texas. Prior to this, all previous prototypes of the ship exploded during descent. By the way, this flight also did not go smoothly. During landing, one of the Starship SN15 engines caught fire, but the automatic extinguishing system was able to eliminate the fire.

In case you’ve forgotten

Recall that Starship is a manned spacecraft of a new generation, which in the future should replace the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy models. According to SpaceX’s plans, it is Starship paired with the Super Heavy launch vehicle that will deliver astronauts to the Moon and Mars. The spacecraft can accommodate up to 100 passengers.

Source: SpaceX

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