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”.”
Starhopper flight successful. Water towers *can* fly haha!!
— e^👁🥧 (@elonmusk) July 26, 2019
— Mary (@BocaChicaGal) July 21, 2019
Images credit SpaceX