SpaceX at Boca Chica Test Fires Engine

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Exciting developments out of the SpaceX facility in Brownsville. The company ignited the prototype starship engine for the first time this week.

The test was conducted at around 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and was said to last for a few seconds. The ignition is part of a tethered test known as static fire.

Space enthusiasts remain hopeful that more engine tests will be coming in the upcoming days.

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