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Starship hot staging

SpaceX's huge Starship rocket made its second integrated flight test on Saturday 18 November Boca Chica in Texas. 

Starship successfully lifted off under the power of all 33 Raptor engines on the Super Heavy booster stage and made it through a successful stage separation. The booster exploded soon afterward, but the Starship continued flight normally, powered by 6 second stage Raptor engines.

Starship went on to an altitude of about 150 kilometers when signal was lost and ship lost.

SpaceX states: "With a test like this, success comes from what we learn, and today’s test will help us improve Starship’s reliability as SpaceX seeks to make life multiplanetary."

Watch the launch and read more about the Starship on SpaceX website.