The SpaceX Starhopper has performed a tethered hop with a Raptor engine firing.
Starhopper completed tethered hop. All systems green. https://t.co/0m5Bm5slD2
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 4, 2019
HOT FIRE!!! Raptor comes to life at the base of Starhopper as the vehicle performs a tethered hop at SpaceX’s Boca Chica launch facility. This is the first ever firing of a rocket engine at the launch site. #SpaceX #Starship @elonmusk
— Michael Baylor (@nextspaceflight) April 4, 2019
SOURCES- Elon Twitte, Spadre.com
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