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In this screen grab from video posted by SpaceX, the company's Starship launches for a test flight.(AP)

SpaceX launches Starship on highest test flight, crash-lands

Cape Canaveral | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 05:25 AM IST
This latest prototype — the first one equipped with a nose cone, body flaps and three engines — was shooting for an altitude of up to eight miles (12.5 kilometers). That’s almost 100 times higher than previous hops and skimming the stratosphere.
The sun set as SpaceX prepared their super heavy-lift Starship SN8 rocket for a test launch this week at the company's facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, US on December 1, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
The sun set as SpaceX prepared their super heavy-lift Starship SN8 rocket for a test launch this week at the company's facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, US on December 1, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

Test flight of SpaceX’s Starship aborted at last second

Cape Canaveral (US) | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:18 AM IST
SpaceX came close to launching a prototype of the rocketship that company chief Elon Musk is designing to carry people to Mars. The goal was to shoot Starship to an altitude of eight miles (12.5 kilometres) — the highest yet — and then bring it back to a vertical landing.

Watch | Elon Musk’s Starship, for human flight to Mars, may reach orbit in 6 months

Hindustan Times | By Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2019 12:23 PM IST
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk revealed plans about the ‘Starship’ rocket. Starship is pegged as a spacecraft to carry crew and cargo to destinations like Moon and Mars.
The nose section of the Space Exploration Technologies Inc. (SpaceX) Starship Hopper test vehicle sits under construction near Boca Chica, Texas, US, on January 5.(Bloomberg)
The nose section of the Space Exploration Technologies Inc. (SpaceX) Starship Hopper test vehicle sits under construction near Boca Chica, Texas, US, on January 5.(Bloomberg)

Elon Musk shows off prototype of Mars-bound rocket, Starship

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2019 07:00 AM IST
Its first test flights -- suborbital “hops” reaching several miles (kilometers) in the air before landing back on Earth -- could come in March or April.
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