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SpaceX launch - live: Starship SN15 launches and lands in critical flight over Texas

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SpaceX posts live streams of its Starship tests less than 10 minutes before they take place (SpaceX’s )
SpaceX posts live streams of its Starship tests less than 10 minutes before they take place (SpaceX’s )

SpaceX has successfully launched and landed a prototype of its Mars-bound Starship rocket. The next-generation spacecraft lifted off from SpaceX’s Starbase facility in Boca Chica, Texas, on Wednesday.

Starship SN15’s high-altitude flight test follows four previous attempts that all ended in massive explosions. SpaceX boss Elon Musk said previous issues with the rocket’s Raptor engines had been fixed “six ways to Sunday”.

The latest attempt took place at around 5.30pm local time (11.30pm BST) on Wednesday, after airspace clearance was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), road closures were in place with Cameron County, and marine hazard notices had been issued.

An official live stream of the launch was shared by SpaceX, which you can see below.