San Francisco Chronicle

SpaceX launch, landing success


SpaceX launched and successful­ly landed its futuristic Starship on Wednesday, finally nailing a test flight of the rocketship that Elon Musk intends to use to land astronauts on the moon and send people to Mars. The previous four test flights ended in fiery explosions before, during or soon after touchdown at the southeaste­rn tip of Texas, near Brownsvill­e. This latest upgraded version of SpaceX’s fullscale, stainless steel, bulletshap­ed rocketship

soared more than 6 miles over the Gulf of Mexico before flipping and descending horizontal­ly, and then going vertical again just in time for touchdown.

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