Vote for this video by social sharing!On December 9th, 2020, SpaceX conducted a test of their Starship SN8 prototype in Boca Chica, Texas outside of Brownsville. Despite very low expectations, it successfully lifted off, completed 2 planned engine shutdowns and reached its planned apogee of 12.5km.
Then it shut down its engine and belly-flopped back to the landing pad, successfully relit 2 of its engines, and performed a bellyflop to tail-down maneuver, before losing pressure in the fuel header tank, causing it to lose its engines and crash down faster than survivable, although right on target.
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This was shot from nearby South Padre Island along with Cosmic Perspective (Ryan Chylinski and Maryliz Bender), Spadre (Gene and Rachel Gore).
00:00 – T minus 10 seconds
00:10 – Ignition & Liftoff!
01:50 – Engine Shutdown 1
03:20 – Engine Shutdown 2
04:48 – MECO – Bellyflop
06:40 – Engine Relight & Flip Maneuver
06:50 – BIG OLE’ BOOM
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