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Trevor Mahlmann Aug 27
HD video replay I recorded just now! 's Starship Hopper flies up to 150 meters and into the history books on its second and final flight. She's slated to become a Raptor vertical test stand now, according to . Watch in 4K on :
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Trevor Mahlmann
After Star Hopper touched down, you can clearly see a COPV (carbon overwrapped pressure vessel) wanted in on today's flying fun: Watch the full video in 4K on :
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Trevor Mahlmann Aug 27
Replying to @TrevorMahlmann
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Joe Barnard Aug 27
"I must go, my people need me"
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D. Stamos/Helodriver Aug 27
WHEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!
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Jack Beyer Aug 27
I laughed way harder at this than I should have.
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Joe McKirdy Aug 27
Did it loose some leg panels are were they always not there?
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The_Puzzle Aug 27
Those are crush dampeners. They absorb energy to avoid damage on the Hopper itself.
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Ryan Clark Aug 27
Hmmm...good thing it didn’t come off ten seconds earlier! 🤭 That could have been a serious problem, right? The speed at which SpaceX is moving is COMPLETELY unprecedented! But I fear that their luck is gonna run out at some point. Not like that will stop them, though!
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Alex Burns Aug 27
They don’t care if it does, it’s a faster way to learn and then keep going, plus the low finality keeps cost low
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Justin Falen Aug 27
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John Berrigan Aug 27
the consensus seems to be hard landing jarred it loose..curious to see what caused it... if that is only issue pretty darn awesome. BTW awesome vid!!
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Chris (Robotbeat)🗽🖖🏾 Aug 27
Doubtless that is what caused it. Very little shock absorption in those feet/legs landing on concrete.
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