Friday, December 3

How Starship Started, SpaceX's Flying Water Tower: Starhopper | SpaceX Boca Chica

How Starship Started, SpaceX's Flying Water Tower: Starhopper | SpaceX Boca Chica

More than two years ago, the first prototype of the Starship program took flight in Boca Chica. In this video we look at the construction and testing of Starhopper, including the challenges SpaceX had to overcome prior to the 150 meter hop.

Written by: Adrian Beil (@BCCarCounters)
Performed by: Jack Beyer (@thejackbeyer)
Video and Pictures by: Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Nic Ansuini (@NicAnsuini), Gary Blair, Jack Beyer (@theJackBeyer)
Edited by Derek ‘DK’ Knabenbauer (@DKlarations)

Also, Special thanks to these members of the NSF Discord, who helped in making this video: Dappdude, Thomas Hayden, Patrick Colquhoun, novuh, Evan Packer, and Brennan Griggs.

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