SpaceX Starship Launch 4: Everything That Happened in 12 Minutes

Watch SpaceX's 4th Starship Launch Test.

0:00 Starship 4 Launch
1:15. Stage Separation
1:58 Boost Back Burn
2:35 Jettisoned Hot Stage
3:38 Landing Burn and Splashdown
5:30 Raptor Engine Shut Off
7:00 Starship Re-Entry
8:29 SpaceX Flap Disintigration
10:37 Starship Splashdown
12:10 Elon Musk High Fiving

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Honestly, how in the world do people think Boeing is a competitor๐Ÿ˜‚


    Those who do only do so out of hate for SpaceX or their dying love for Boeing, not from facts.


    I love the progress and I love the potential, but Starship is only an improvement over legacy rockets if it delivers on the promise of rapid reuseability.

    This is the 4th Starship launch, and we are nowhere near reuseability of either the booster or the ship.

    I doubt the comments would have been this positive if Boeing was still struggling like this after 4 attempts.


    @@robindehood207 Hate is too strong a word. That cheering thing is sort of scary. Seems like adoration. Cult-like. …….BTW, we ALWAYS need competition. It’s healthy.


    @@torben777 This isn’t the 4th starship launch, It’s the 4th test. SpaceX take on development is very different as compared to other private space companies, they pour in enormus resources to try and learn what is going wrong, So instead they launch and set targets for every launch to learn about what is and what isn’t going as planned.
    + They have made a very healthy amount of progress in the reuseability of both the booster and the ship. They managed to perform a soft landing with both their vehicles, and I am about 90% sure they’ll attempt a booster/starship catch by the 5th test.


    @@chrismv102 These are the people who have been working on getting this thing to work for years. As an engineer whose job it is to solve problems and find new ways of doing some seemingly impossible things, there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing your staff work. They are rejoicing and should be allowed. They worked very hard for it.


4:50 she’s not acting, she’s genuinely overjoyed.


    it landed perfectly, i was happy too. It would’ve been a perfect droneship landing


    Got literal goosebumps. That’s no small feat!


    The crackle in her voice. Def holding back the tears. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


Wohhhh…. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ those SONIC BOOMS… MULTIPLE OF THEM….. WHAT A POWER ….๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎโค


    The big tube just made the X15 look slow… ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿคฏ


The Flap during reentry is TOUGH!!! ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคฏ


    melt like butter and it still does it job


    It also proves to be a major issue that has to be solved


    @@craighermle7727it was a small section of the flap and it was still functioning fine afterwards, donโ€™t think itโ€™s that big an issue probably just misjudge the plasma flow and need to adjust the heat shield placement a little bit, tiles on both sides of the flap and not just the belly side maybe.


    Not really that major of an issue, part of the test was to identify high heat areas that can be beefed up with better thermal protection. They’ve identified one obvious area to focus on. Overall that’s a huge success.


    Stainless steel was the right choice!


Congratulations to the entire Space X Starship team.


we got a starship splashdown before GTA six ๐Ÿ’€




    Let’s see if they get to Mars before Half-Life 3.




    Let’s see if they get to Mars before the next DOOM ๐Ÿ’€โ˜ 




4:55 This is amazing. Hugs from Brazil.


    Her gives me goosebumps. You can hear the emotions through her voice. She’s usually composed, but couldn’t hold it in this time.


The take off was just unbelievable!! It really felt like a Sci fi movie!!


    those shockwaves looked as if they were rippling spacetime. crazy amounts of energy. a look at that from a caveman would drive him insane.


    there has been take off like this since the 1960s. Feels like watching a 60 years old retro movie to me, not sci-fi.


    @@pierrepellerin249 Tho it’s a bigger rocket…main diff is that we have cameras on ship and hovering over the site.


    The entire re-entry could be turned into a movie.


    @@laughinggas5281 I guess you are too young to have ever watched a space shuttle launch with cameras on the shuttle, and inside the cockpit. It’s on youtube, check it out.


What a feeling would it be standing there in the launch control room and watching your creation do its thing.
Every time I see starship launchโ€ฆsends shivers down my spine.


    “Your creation” Lol) It’s government funded, and Elon isn’t “engineer” as his cult followers think


This is the stuff that should be all over the news. Teams of very smart people working on and accomplishing something that contributes to the advancement of our species. Not the bs they show solely to divide people


    This alone tells you what their (the news and those who own them) purpose is.


    Yes will said, But everything happening is news unfortunately, This is motivational


    Sadly if you want to get real news you have to search for it yourself. I shared the heck out of the livestreams today to help educate more people on space progress.


    SpaceX should have Elon saying something really dumb with the launch in the background. _Then_ it’ll be on the news ๐Ÿ˜


    I was cheering for this the way people cheer for football ๐Ÿ˜‚.


The view of the flap breaking apart during reentry looks unreal


    Just amazing to watch this all the way through the plasma phase. And for that flap to still work!


    Unreal!!! I’ll tell you what’s unreal the greys watching and probably in pain with laughter ๐Ÿ˜‚how primitive we are


Those shockwaves at launch man are something.


    Indeed. All the nearby wildlife wishes it all happened in your living room, instead of theirs.


    @@arcanondrum6543good thing that there isnโ€™t nearby wildlife


The reentering of the second stage was some true interstellar black hole stuff ๐Ÿ˜€


    Ok, now I DEMAND IFT4 footage with ‘No TIme For Caution’ score..


    even better.. these colors were unreal.. not even CGI imagination could do that ๐Ÿ˜€


    @@Wayoutthere Imma do it. Just check the sync and it’s perfect


The flap shot was next level insane


    the little flap that could, I was amazed that it still did its job.


The microphones on those cameras near the launchpad were very unhappy ๐Ÿ˜‚


The fin that refused to die ๐Ÿคฏ


Am i the only one who cried when it made a soft plashdown at the end?




    No crying here, but I had to ask a neighbour to take my arms down. ๐Ÿ˜‰


    No judgement. It truly is amazing.


    I didn’t cry,but I was shocked to the point that my face is like ๐Ÿ˜ฎ in about like 5 min


    I cried when SpaceX landed the falcon 9 on the drone ship for the first time in 2016. I’m an Aerospace engineer


At 69 years of age I remember watching the Mercury, Gemini and the Apollo launches. I always was extremely excited during launches but this technology being developed in real time by SpaceX is the future I’ve waited for my entire life. To me this is truly a dream come true. When my Tesla stock pops in a few years I will be ready physically and financially to take a ride. Thank you SpaceX team and Mr.Musk for all of your hard work. If I’m not fortunate enough to be around it’s all going to animal rescue.


that shot they got of lift off is just unreal. Well done. They finally got it right.


This is what it must have felt like in the early days Just seeing these huge rockets do amazing things I was at the edge of my seat……… Congratulations to Space X


    It is. I lived through Apollo and this feels like that. Never thought Iโ€™d feel that way again. Shame that the last human on the moon was over 50 years ago. But that will change!

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