The SN11 Starship prototype performed a test flight similar to SN8, SN9 and SN10. It launched up to an altitude of 10 km or 33,000 ft and did a belly flop maneuver followed by a controlled descent, but got destroyed during the landing maneuver.
Boca Chica road closure and evacuation confirmed for a Starship SN11 launch attempt as early as 13:00 UTC.
Prototype of SpaceX's Starship, a fully reusable second stage and space vehicle.See Starship Details
Starship SN11 failed to land back at the launch site after its high-altitude flight.Result: SN11 did not land successfully.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.INFO WIKI
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