February 22, 2024

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An epic 33-engine burnout is among the successes of Starship’s second test flight

An epic 33-engine burnout is among the successes of Starship’s second test flight

The spacecraft may have had a blast on Saturday (November 18), but there was a lot to like about the giant craft’s second-ever test flight, SpaceX says.

The test mission aims to send Starship’s 165-foot (50-meter) upper stage most of the way around Earth, from SpaceX’s Starbase in south Texas to a region of the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii.