SpaceX hot fire tests its Starship vehicle three times in four hours
On Wednesday, in South Texas, SpaceX fired up its newest Starship prototype not once or twice. Rather, engineers and technicians fueled and test fired their SN9 prototype and its Raptor rocket engines three times in less than four hours.
After the first of three tests, SpaceX founder and chief engineer said on Twitter, "Today at SpaceX is about practicing Starship engine starts. Ship is held down by massive pins while engines are fired." After the third test, Musk confirmed that all three tests were completed without a major issue.
Performing three tests like this in rapid succession is a notable …
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