SpaceX and NASA not only succeeded in sending the two astronauts to the International Space Station but also bringing them back safely,media reported. It looks like SpaceX is celebrating more than just this, and yesterday the company made a successful test flight of its Starship SN5 prototype — a short launch time, but everything seems to be going according to plan.
SpaceX posted the video on YouTube, a short time enough to allow people to see the launch and landing from start to finish. The video shows it starting from an angle above the Starship SN5, and when smoke starts to obscure the camera, the angle is switched to the inside of the spacecraft, where its Raptor engine can be seen burning, landing legs sticking out and eventually landing on the ground.
In many ways, the SN5 starship’s test launch represents a big step forward for SpaceX’s ultimate goal — to fly to both the moon and Mars with a flying target like the SN5. SpaceX envisions a Starship with multiple Raptor engines that could carry up to 100 people into space at a time.
It’s clear that people have a long way to go to achieve this goal, but as SpaceX founder Elon Musk said on Twitter yesterday, “Mars (the target) looks real.” “