SpaceX Starhopper: Starship prototype will leap 16,400ft in launch test, documents reveal
| Tom Fish
5/22/2019 11:19 AM EST
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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk last month shared footage of the Starhopper lifting off and hitting its tether limits.
The Starhopper is not designed to reach outer space, but instead test the single Raptor engine-powered tethered prototype of the Starship that eventually aims to get humans off the Earth to Mars.
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