On the morning of June 6th, SpaceX successfully landed the most powerful rocket ever built, Starship, from orbit.

Takeoff occurred around 7:50 this morning near Boca Chica, TX, until re-entering Earth's atmosphere about an hour later and successfully landing on a SpaceX ship in the Indian Ocean.

SpaceX posted this slow motion video of liftoff to their X account:


This behemoth of a space vehicle is not only the most powerful rocket ever built, but also the tallest at 397 feet with a 30-foot diameter. Not to mention that the thrust was double that of NASA's previous rocket launched back in 2022, with about 16.7 million pounds.

Starship also has six separate engines for navigating liftoff through landing. That's not to mention the 33 engines on the rocket booster, Super Heavy, that helps propel the craft to space.

This was actually the fourth attempt at successfully landing Starship after orbit. Onlookers and the SpaceX crew were elated, to say the least, at the successful landing, or splashdown, of the space vessel.

 

You see, the purpose of Starship is to develop and identify reusable transportation for humans and cargo to the moon and beyond. Remember, SpaceX is planning on sending humans to explore hidden parts of the moon with projects like NASA's Artemis III.

You can see the full two-hour flight test on the SpaceX X account.

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