SpaceX Starhopper successfully makes its First Flight

SpaceX’s Starhopper has successfully undertaken its first real hop into the Texas air.

The Hop saw the vehicle rise under the power of its Raptor (SN6) engine, around 20 meters in altitude, before translating several meters from where it launched.

Elon Musk said “the hop was successful and next will be a hop of 200 meters “in a week or two”.”

SpaceX Starhopper

StarHopper has some new shiny shoes.  #Shiny @NASASpaceflight

— Mary (@BocaChicaGal) July 21, 2019

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