Epic SpaceX High Altitude Starship Test Flight

The SpaceX SN8 test flight countdown is paused at about 2 minutes set for 4:40 pm CST.

This is one hour and fifteen minutes from now.

UPDATE: SpaceX successfully flew the Starship SN8 to high altitude but exploded on a failed landing. A successful and epic flight but unsuccessful landing. It did everything else but land.

Elon says fuel header tank pressure was low during landing burn. This seems like an easy fix for SN9.

The SpaceX team will attempt a high-altitude suborbital flight test (12500 meter) of Starship serial number 8 (SN8) from the site in Cameron County, Texas. The schedule is dynamic and likely to change, as is the case with all development testing. This live feed will start a few minutes prior to liftoff.

This suborbital flight is designed to test a number of objectives, from how the vehicle’s three Raptor engines perform, and the overall aerodynamic entry capabilities of the vehicle, including its body flaps, to how the vehicle manages the propellant transition. SN8 will also attempt to perform a landing flip maneuver, which would be a first for a vehicle of this size.

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