Finally after months of anticipation and excitement, SpaceX tested one of their Starship prototypes. Yesterday in Boca Chica Texas, SpaceXâ€™s SN5 test vehicle took to the skies in a 150m test hop, the first of many tests to come.
SN5 is latest in a series of test vehicles (MK1, MK2, SN1, SN3 & SN4 were all previous versions of SN5) in SpaceXâ€™s pursuit to develop their latest rocket, Starship.
Elon Musk has recently stated that the development of Starship was SpaceXâ€™s biggest priority. Starship will be the largest and most powerful rocket every built and will be 100% reusable with minimal maintenance; meaning, Starship could fly multiple times in a day.
Starship will be a two stage rocket, the upper stage will be known as â€˜starshipâ€™ while the lower stage is â€˜superheavyâ€™ (which is also now in development).
Watch SN5â€™s 150m hop below!