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Watch live: SpaceX may launch a winged Starship rocket prototype more than 40,000 feet above Texas this afternoon – Business Insider Australia

Update: The Starship prototype successfully rocketed thousands of feet above its Texas launchpad, then landed with an explosion.

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  • SpaceX plans to launch a full-size Starship rocket prototype about 7.8 miles (12.5 kilometers) into the air at 4:45 p.m. CT on Wednesday from Boca Chica, Texas.
  • The planned flight is Starship’s highest yet. SpaceX wants to test the aerodynamics, steering, landing ability, and more of the 16-story steel-bodied prototype, called SN8 (serial No. 8).
  • SpaceX can fly the vehicle between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, according to Federal Aviation Administration airspace-closure notices. The company can also…

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