Starhopper completes first tethered hop


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Capitalism in space: SpaceX’s prototype vehicle for testing vertical takeoff and landing for its Starship spacecraft, now dubbed Starhopper, successfully completed its first tethered hop yesterday.

The company and Elon Musk have revealed few details, other than it was tethered, lasted only a very short time, and involved only one Raptor engine. More tests are certain to follow.

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  • Wodun

    Starhopper is a better name than Starship. They should use it for the operational craft and not just the test vehicle.

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