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Watch SpaceX launch its fourth Starship flight test

SpaceX’s Starship rocket on its launch pad.
SpaceX is aiming to perform a controlled reentry for Starship, with a splashdown in the Indian Ocean. | Image: SpaceX

SpaceX is preparing to send its massive Starship rocket on its fourth flight test on Thursday. The Starship Super Heavy vehicle is scheduled to lift off from SpaceX’s launch site in South Texas, during a 120-minute window that opens at 8:00AM ET.

You can watch the livestream via SpaceX’s account on X, which is scheduled to start at 7:30AM ET, or about 30 minutes before liftoff.

SpaceX says the primary objective for the fourth flight test is to demonstrate the ability to return and reuse Starship and its Super Heavy booster — requiring the spacecraft to survive the reentry phase through Earth’s atmosphere where it broke apart during its last flight test. This launch builds on what SpaceX learned during Starship’s flight in March, which…

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