SpaceX has successfully tested a prototype of the second stage of the Starship rocket – Starship SN5, which stayed aloft for about 40 seconds and rose to an altitude of 150 meters. Over the past days, SpaceX has made a number of attempts to send Starship SN5 into the air. At the end of July, a test launch was carried out, followed by launches that ended in failure or cancelled.
The current launch went according to plan. It is assumed that the platform will be used for flights to Mars and will be needed during the colonization of the Red Planet. According to the plan, Starship will be able to carry up to 100 astronauts on board and, as Elon Musk hopes, pave the way for humanity to other planets.