SpaceX shows off its Starship test flight one more time

The two minute video focuses on Starship SN8's successful execution of the 'landing flip' maneuver.

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Richard Lawler
December 24th, 2020
SpaceX's first super heavy-lift Starship SN8 rocket during a return-landing attempt after it launched from their facility on a test flight in Boca Chica, Texas U.S. December 9, 2020. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
SpaceX's first super heavy-lift Starship SN8 rocket during a return-landing attempt after it launched from their facility on a test flight in Boca Chica, Texas U.S. December 9, 2020. Gene Blevins / reuters

Taking a victory lap around the test flight that wrapped up quite a year for SpaceX, the company posted a longer video of its Starship SN8 high-altitude test flight. Its high speed impact and explosion is just a footnote, as this two-minute video marvels at the spectacle of a 12-story-tall vehicle executing a controlled fall and landing flip maneuver.

SpaceX has already rolled its next prototype out of the hangar so we may not have to wait long for a follow-up, but for now this footage will have to suffice.

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