SpaceX’s Starship Just Successfully Completed Its First Test Flight in Boca Chica, TX

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spacex starship test launch in boca chica, tx august 2020

Texas just helped humanity get one step closer to Mars.

Tuesday afternoon at the SpaceX test facility in Boca Chica, TX the Starship prototype, dubbed Starship SN5, flew up into the air with a single Raptor engine reaching an approximate altitude of about 150 meters (492 feet) while flying sideways and landing on another pad nearby.

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This test is months behind schedule after the previous Starship prototypes, including Mark 1 and SN4, exploded during testing.

Elon Musk, a possibly soon-to-be new Texan, was happy with the successful test posting a response to someone else “Mars is looking real.”

This is the first successful test of the Starship prototype, an earlier test called Starhopper completed successfully last year

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