SpaceX SN8 Starship Prototype Will Make the First High Altitude Starship Test Flight
Elon Musk tweeted that the eighth SpaceX Starship prototype will have a nosecone and flaps for a first high altitude test flight. It will fly to 60,000 feet (over ten miles high.)
SN8 Starship with flaps & nosecone should be done in about a week. Then static fire, checkouts, static fire, fly to 60,000 ft & back.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 12, 2020
Brendan Lewis has a diagram of the SN8 Starship.
SOURCES- Brendan Lewis, Elon Musk Twitter
Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com
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