SpaceX's Starship SN5 Prototype Made Its First Successful Flight
The prototype of the spacecraft for flights to Mars Starship SN5 of the American company SpaceX made the first successful flight, according to a video from the test site posted on the portal Space.com on Wednesday.
The test launch took place at the site in the area of Boca Chica (Texas) at 02:57 Moscow time. SN5 rose to an altitude of 150 m, then made a soft landing.
"The prospects of a flight to Mars look real," Elon Musk, the head of SpaceX, commented on the launch. The SN5 test was the first successful test for Starship prototypes. The previous four launches, conducted in November 2019, as well as in February, April, and May this year, failed.
As Musk has repeatedly emphasized, He founded SpaceX in 2002 intending to help humanity colonize Mars; this is what Starship is designed for, designed for 100 people. According to NASA plans, the first manned flights to Mars should begin in the mid-2030s.