SpaceX’s Starship rocket launches on third test flight – World News


The SpaceX Starship spacecraft lifts off from Starbase in Boca Chica, Texas, on March 14.

SpaceX’s Starship rocket was launched on its third test flight Thursday morning from Texas at around 8:25am local time.

The third test flight aims to build on previous flights while attempting a number of ambitious objectives, including the successful ascent burn of both stages, opening and closing Starship’s payload door, a propellant transfer demonstration during the upper stage’s coast phase, the first ever re-light of a Raptor engine while in space, and a controlled reentry of Starship, SpaceX said on its website.

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