‘All Systems Green': Watch SpaceX Fire Up the Starship Engine for the First Time in South Texas

Elon Musk's single engine version of his Starship Hopper successfully completed its first tethered test "hop" Wednesday at the SpaceX test site in Boca Chica, Texas, according to the SpaceX founder.High res video captured by Twitter user @BocaChicaGal shows the Raptor engine's static test fire engulf the pad in an amazing cloud of flames. The sound of the explosion itself is slightly delayed and abruptly cuts out with a whimper.  Continue reading...

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