Starship successfully lifted off from the orbital launch pad for the first time, yesterday at 8:33 a.m. CT.
The vehicle cleared the pad and beach as Starship climbed to an apogee of ~39 km over the Gulf of Mexico – the highest of any Starship to-date.
The vehicle experienced multiple engines out during the flight test, lost altitude, and began to tumble. The flight termination system was commanded on both the booster and ship. As is standard procedure, the pad and surrounding area was cleared well in advance of the test, and we expect the road and beach near the pad to remain closed until tomorrow.
Rewatch the flight test: https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=starship-flight-test
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