Elon Musk Confirms SpaceX’s Starhopper Survived Recent Fireball

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An artist rendition of Starship on a future flight in space. (Credit: SpaceX)

In a series of Twitter responses, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confirmed Starhopper, the prototype for the company’s next generation of spacecraft, survived what appeared to be an explosion during a recent test.

On Tuesday, July 16, Starhopper had undergone a “static fire test” to check recently added Raptor engines on a testing pad in Boca Chica, Texas. But about five seconds after the test, a fireball surrounded the s

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