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SpaceX achieves first successful touchdown of prototype Starship rocket

 

  • SpaceX achieved the 1st successful touchdown of its prototype Starship rocket during the latest test flight of the next-generation launch vehicle in south Texas on 5 May, after 4 previous landing attempts ended in explosions. 
  • The feat marked a key milestone for private rocket company of Elon Musk in its development of a resusable heavy-lift launch vehicle to eventually carry astronauts & large cargo payloads to space.  
  • The Starship SN15 blasted off from the SpaceX launch site in Boca Chica, Texas, along the Gulf Coast.