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Sep 12, 2022

SpaceX breaks a reusability record as it readies to launch its fully reusable Starship to orbit

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage reached orbit for the 14th time, while Starship will soon go orbital for the first time ever.

SpaceX is readying Starship for orbit. The private space firm fired up the engines of its Starship prototype, Ship 24, as part of a static fire test that brings it closer to launching the fully reusable spacecraft to orbit for the first time.

SpaceX lit all six Raptor engines on Ship 24 for a few brief moments starting on Thursday, September 8, at 5:30 p.m. EDT (2130 GMT) at its Starbase South Texas facility.


Source: SpaceX/Twitter.

The private space firm fired up the engines of its Starship prototype, Ship 24, as part of a static fire test that brings it closer to launching the fully reusable spacecraft to orbit for the first time.

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