Yesterday was a wonderful day. I don’t know if you’re aware but we’re one step closer to Mars.
Yes, I’m not kidding at all.
Yesterday, Wednesday 9 December 2020, SpaceX Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket 8 lifted off and successfully ascended, transitioned propellant, and performed its landing flip maneuver with precise flap control to reach its landing point.
The only not so good news about this is that the velocity during the landing was too high and resulted in a hard, actually too hard touchdown.
What a success!
Congratulations to the entire Starship and SpaceX teams on today’s test!
Mars, we’re coming soon!