Starship’s Second Launch Spread Less Debris Than its First Written 22 November 2023



SpaceX Starship flight test 2 launches from Starbase in Boca Chica, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. | Credit: Osunpokeh; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 4.0

Bloomberg reports that SpaceX’s second test flight “of its massive deep-space Starship rocket spread significantly less debris around the surrounding area than the vehicle’s first flight in April, though the crowds who flocked to the launch site had their own impact on the nearby terrain.” The US Fish and Wildlife Service “conducted an assessment of the Boca Chica, Texas, area after Starship’s launch, which took place from SpaceX’s Starbase launch facility in South Texas on Nov. 18.” The flight “achieved significantly more milestones than the first launch, including keeping the area much cleaner.”
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