SpaceX’s Starhopper Engulfed by Fireball During Test

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An artist’s illustration shows Starship, SpaceX’s future passenger vehicle, launching above the clouds. (Credit: SpaceX)

On Tuesday, SpaceX ran its second test of Starhopper, the prototype
for their enormous future passenger spacecraft. The static fire test was meant
to measure the Raptor engines that power the craft. But at the end of the five
second test, Starhopper was instead surrounded by an enormous fireball, as
shown in a video from the rural Texas test site gathered by Everyday Astro

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