Also notable from the FAA, just now: "The FAA-approved corrective actions implemented by SpaceX enhanced public safety. Those actions were incorporated into today’s SN9 launch. We anticipate taking no further enforcement action on SN8 matter."
Starship SN9 finally flies after SpaceX received approval from the FAA. Much like SN8, SN9 performed beautifully up until landing, touching down harder than expected due to an engine failing to properly startup.Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal), Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer), and the NSF Robot Camera Team. Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist)All content copyright to NSF. Not to be used elsewhere without explicit permission from NSF.Click "Join" for access to early fast turnaround clips, exclusive discord access with the NSF team, etc - to support the channel.Rolling Updates and Discussion: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/ind...Articles: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=St...NSF Store: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/shop/L2 Boca Chica (more clips and photos) from BC's very early days to today.https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/ind...(Join L2 and support NSF here: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/l2/)0:00 Starship SN9 Ready for Launch0:17 Liftoff1:56 First Raptor Shutdown3:25 Second Raptor Shutdown4:50 Main Engine Cutoff5:00 SN9 Starts the Belly Flop Maneuver6:35 Engine Ignition6:43 Landing8:00 Mary’s View of Landing - 50% Speed9:00 Launch & Landing from the Beach9:53 Launch & Landing from Mary’s Wide Camera10:47 Launch & Landing from Mary’s Tight Camera12:10 Launch & Landing from the South Padre Island13:33 Launch & Landing from Jack’s View
SN8 (blue) vs. SN9 (green)
star hopper is disappointed🔥starship sn9 leaves a tornado of fire and sends COPVs soaring in its demise⚙️/⬇️/🖼: tmahlmann.com/photos/Rockets…
me: "sn8's landing was crazy haha"sn9: hold my 🍺
Scenes from the crash site. Starship SN9 made a valiant effort to stick the landing but ultimately failed. Its wreckage is now strewn about the launch site as a result. Good effort SN9, good luck SN10. (Check out the Raptor guts in the third photo!) @NASASpaceflight
Aft skirt with leg still attached.
Removing a big chunk of debris from the wilderness preserve.
Forward section remnants... I think?
The wreckage of SN9. Wow.
The scene prior to the fence going back up.
Crews relocating components of SN9 from across Hwy 4.
The aft section of SN9 with landing leg.
Primary Date: Closure Scheduled for Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm