With more and more hardware showing up at the construction site, #SN8's 20km hop and belly flop are feeling a little more real, despite how unreal it'll look.
Very impressive render. Note, legs will be bigger & there’ll be way more stuff in engine bay. Main engines actually do majority of work in turning ship vertical before landing.
Another awesome render! I think people might forget how high 20km is! That’s about twice as high as a commercial airliner flies, so watching Starship bellyflop out of the sky at that altitude will be crazy!!!
Yeah, Starship will be a tiny dot at 20km. Hard to see with naked eye. We’ll do lots of flights.
Elon, will the downcomer from the small tank at the front, be redesigned to allocated more room? Right now it seems to be at the center, taking up space. Could it follow the outer walls of the Starship?