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After 4 times crashing, Elon Musk’s SN15 finally lands without blowing up

Starship landing nominal!
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SpaceX’s latest Starship prototype, the SN15, has landed successfully on Wednesday,

This was a big step forward for the company as its previous 4 prototypes exploded upon landing.

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SN15 after successful landing

Elon Musk tweeted on twitter : “Starship landing nominal!” after the successful test flight.

The company skipped the launch of the SN12 prototype and went straight to the SN15 prototype after 4 failed attempts.

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According to SpaceX’s tweets, SN15 has hundreds of design improvements across structures, avionics/software and the engine.

The successful test flight brings Elon Musk one step closer to his dream of making rockets fully reusable.

Wilfred Tan
Former journalist cum editor. I lead the content creation process at News Asia Today. From the awesome country of Malaysia.