SpaceX’s SN10 spacecraft test flight is first to stick on landing


After a last second abandonment earlier in the day, SpaceX launched the SN10 Starship in a high-altitude flight test that took it 10 km above Earth. The main difference between this test and previous flights is that not only did it maneuver well through a flip, it also landed softly on the pad in Boca Chica, TX – no explosion involved.

Update (6:36 p.m. ET): So about the lack of explosions – moments after it landed and SpaceX’s live stream cut, SN10 joined its predecessors by exploding on the pad. NASASpaceflight captured the event via its own cameras.

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