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SpaceX’s Starship prototype flies hundreds of feet for the first time 

Almost a year after we saw SpaceX’s ‘Starhopper’ test vehicle make a short trip into the air, the company has successfully flown and landed a full-size Starship prototype. The SN5 vehicle is missing its nose cone, so it’s a bit like a taller “flying…

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SpaceX successfully flies its Starship prototype to a height of around 500 feet 

SpaceX has been developing Starship, its next-generation spacecraft, at its site in Boca Chica, Texas. The company has built a number of different Starship prototypes to date, include one prior version called the Starhopper that was essentially just the bottom portion of the rocket. Today, the company flew its first full-scale prototype (minus the domed […] […]

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Nasa SpaceX crew return: Astronauts set for ocean splashdown 

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken’s SpaceX capsule will make the first crewed US water landing in 45 years.

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SpaceX Capsule Departs Space Station Carrying Astronauts Back Home 

The SpaceX Dragon capsule is bringing two NASA astronauts back to Earth after Elon Musk’s company made the first commercial trip to orbit. Photo: Associated Press

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NASA astronauts aboard SpaceX capsule heading to a splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico 

It will be the first landing ever by astronauts in the gulf, according to Jonathan McDowell, astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The crew undocked from the station at 7:35 p.m. Saturday and is scheduled splash down Sunday at 2:48 p.m.

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After Starship test fire, Elon Musk expects 150-meter hop ‘soon’ 

Elon Musk’s hopes for Starship to reach orbit before this spring didn’t quite pan out, but a recent test firing has the SpaceX CEO expecting to see the company’s new vehicle take flight shortly. On Thursday he tweeted that its new SN5 build completed…

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