SpaceX’s Starship to fly again “in four weeks,” Musk says


“We won’t have to wait much longer to see the most powerful rocket ever built take to the skies again, if all goes according to plan. That rocket, SpaceX’s 400-foot-tall (122 meters) Starship, has flown four test flights to date. And number five should be just around the corner, according to SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk. ‘Flight 5 in 4 weeks,’ Musk said Friday (July 5) via X, the social media platform he owns. … Flight 5 will feature an exciting new twist, if all goes according to plan: SpaceX has said it aims to bring the giant booster back for a pinpoint landing on Starbase’s launch mount, an effort that will be aided by the ‘chopstick’ arms of the facility’s launch tower.” (07/06/24)