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    Re: SpaceX Launch LIVE test flight Starship SN8

    Right, they're just hard to see. :thumbsup: They're simply configured in a different way, not nearly so visible.


    https://youtube.com/watch?v=0_xclJMmkCI
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    Re: SpaceX Launch LIVE test flight Starship SN8

    Well, this is what's supposed to happen... cut to the end of this short video: :sun:


    https://youtube.com/watch?v=Tkk9VIKWw2w
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    Re: SpaceX Launch LIVE test flight Starship SN8

    Screenshots:

    The launch:

    http://projectavalon.net/Starship_0.png

    On the descent, a prolonged, controlled horizontal "skydiver bellyflop", with engines shut down. This had never been done...
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    Re: SpaceX Launch LIVE test flight Starship SN8

    Update: delayed again. New schedule is 65 mins from now (4:45 pm CST)
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    Re: SpaceX Launch LIVE test flight Starship SN8

    Here's today's live feed (Wednesday 9 Dec). It seems they plan to launch today, rocket engine bugs notwithstanding. :thumbsup:

    As best I can see, no launch time is predicted yet, but it has to be...
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    Re: SpaceX Launch LIVE test flight Starship SN8

    Further update: launch now scheduled for 4:35, 10 mins from now.

    Edit to add:

    Launch aborted at T minus 1.3 seconds. The engines didn't ignite, reasons currently unknown. They've just...
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    Re: SpaceX Launch LIVE test flight Starship SN8

    Update: the launch now seems to be scheduled for 5 pm US Central Time, an hour and three-quarters from now.

    :thumbsup:
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