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Live coverage: SpaceX launches Starlink 3-5 mission from California
SpaceX launched the Starlink 3-5 mission from California Thursday morning, following a last-minute abort Wednesday due to concerns about landing of the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage booster on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base at 6:40 a.m. PDT (9:40 a.m. EDT; 1340 UTC) with 46 Starlink internet satellites.
Japanese company says commercial spacecraft crashed on moon landing attempt
SpaceX launches largest rocket ever built, but test flight ends in explosion
Live coverage: SpaceX’s Starship rocket explodes on test flight from Texas
SpaceX launched the first full-scale Starship and Super Heavy rocket from South Texas at 8:33 a.m. CDT (9:33 a.m. EDT; 1333 UTC Thursday). The nearly 40-story-tall rocket, the largest ever built, lifted off from the Starbase launch complex and flew downrange before veering out of control and exploding about four minutes into the flight.
Video from Starbase: SpaceX prepares for second Starship launch attempt
Elon Musk’s success criteria for Starship test flight: “Don’t blow up the launch pad”
SpaceX resumes launching upgraded Starlink satellites
SpaceX’s Starship test flight delayed until Thursday after valve problem
How SpaceX’s Starship stacks up to other rockets
SpaceX Starship is set to propel itself into the record books today on its maiden flight, becoming the tallest, heaviest and most powerful rocket ever launched by humankind into space, topping a role call of famous and history-making heavy-lift launch vehicles including the mighty Saturn 5 that first took humans to the moon.