Starship Update: Booster 9 wearing a crown, construction, and HLS test article

Published by NASASpaceflight on 08/18/2023 UTC

Preparations are taking place at Starbase for the upcoming second Starship test flight, with Booster 9 expected to return to the launch site in the coming days following the installation of its hot staging ring. Future vehicles are also being prepared for flight. At the same time, long-term aspirations are being worked on, with an old, scrapped ship reappearing, now repurposed as the newest test article for NASA’s Human Landing System.

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