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Nosecones.
SN11 leg skirt.
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https://twitter.com/neopork85/status/1308043104554024962

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Space Nerds! Here is a render of @SpaceX Starship landing burn after a belly flop, flaps still folded. Will the Starship aft flaps stay folded after the flip maneuver @elonmusk ? Super  curious. 🤨🚀🤘 Retweet if you like it!

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Most likely, all flaps will fold after landing to reduce wind tip over force. There may be some cases where flaps deployed help stability (change in wind direction), in which case one or more flaps will extend.

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We really need better legs for Starship. They’re coming.
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Pics taken at the launch site.
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SN7.1
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Bunker pics.
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A peek at the new nosecone.
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Road closure going into place right now for hopeful 7.1 burst test tonight. Seen from lab padre cam.

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"The Starship has landed"

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Test window open. Pad is not yet clear.

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Lots of cars are leaving the pad. LabPadre reports the pad is clear.

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I'm seeing vapour right of centre.

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You can see blue straps going from the top to the ground, to hold SN7.1 when it pops.

Credit LabPadre YouTube livestream.
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Seeing venting at top right of tank and vapour also underneath the tank.

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NSF coverage. 8000 people are watching.
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 Well, PTL, I finally found a setting to sort of minimize those spotlights.
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SN7.1 venting a bit more, looking a bit like Micky Mouse.
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Seeing water condensation on the tank.
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