I lost my mind watching the launch and explosion of Starship SN8!
Want a version with out my screaming? You can watch a full version with clean audio and 4K video (what’s shown in the top right of the screen) here – https://youtu.be/uIyKS_9tP08
And a slow mo 120 FPS 4K version as well – https://youtu.be/KfMCApWc5xE
On December 9th, 2020, SpaceX conducted a test of their Starship SN8 prototype in Boca Chica, Texas outside of Brownsville. Despite very low expectations, it successfully lifted off, completed 2 planned engine shutdowns and reached its planned apogee of 12.5km.
Then it shut down its engine and belly-flopped back to the landing pad, successfully relit 2 of its engines, and performed a bellyflop to tail-down maneuver, before losing pressure in the fuel header tank, causing it to lose its engines and crash down faster than survivable, although right on target.
This was shot from nearby South Padre Island along with Cosmic Perspective (Ryan Chylinski and Maryliz Bender), Spadre (Gene and Rachel Gore).
Definitely check out Cosmic Perspective’s incredible videos from the launch! – https://youtu.be/xrVqLhhd1zo
And check out our clean 4K with clean audio version here – https://youtu.be/uIyKS_9tP08
And our slow mo 4K super cut with tons of gorgeous shots! – https://youtu.be/KfMCApWc5xE
Have questions about Starship? What is it? Why’s it important, why’s it do that belly flop maneuver? What are Raptor engines? Check out our Starship playlist that will help answer all your questions! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8p2JDTd13k&list=PLWzKfs3icbT606L4GDeUxJD-pXynjhK2v
00:00 – T minus 15 seconds
00:15 – Ignition & Liftoff!
01:55 – Engine Shutdown 1
03:25 – Engine Shutdown 2
04:53 – MECO – Bellyflop
06:45 – Engine Relight & Flip Maneuver
06:55 – BIG OLE’ BOOM
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