A prototype Starship has successfully landed in Texas. The broadcast was published on the YouTube channel of SpaceX.
According to the report, the prototype of the Starship ship rose to a height of about 10 km in a few minutes. After that, he landed on the pad at the launch complex.
Previously, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) The United States has suspended a contract with Elon Musk’s company SpaceX for the development and creation of a lunar lander due to protests from the aerospace corporation Blue Origin and the company Dynetics.
Blue Origin and Dynetics have filed applications with the US General Control Administration (GAO), protesting against the transfer of the contract for the creation of a module for landing astronauts on the Moon as part of the Artemis program.
On April 16, NASA announced SpaceX as the winner of the tender, as the Starship proposed by this company turned out to be cheaper — $2.9 billion-than the developments of Blue Origin and Dynetics.