WATCH LIVE: SpaceX schedules second Starship static fire

News

South Padre Island, (TEXAS)—SpaceX has fired up its newest Starship prototype in Boca Chica, Texas.

SpaceX Starship SN8 prototype explodes upon landing

SpaceX is conducting a triple-engine static fire test with Starship SN9. If all goes well, a successful test will clear the way for a test flight in the coming days.

SpaceX Starship SN1 at Boca Chica experiences explosion

On Wednesday, the SN9 vehicle’s three engines lit up for about one second at 5:07 p.m. during a static-fire test.

Credit: SpaceX Starship

SpaceX said its developing a Starship to take people and payloads to the moon, Mars and other distant destinations.

Watch live here

(Credit: NASASpaceflight)

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.