Full Replay: Starship SN15 sticks landing during flight test

SpaceX is performing a test flight of Starship SN15. The prototype will aim to be the first Starship vehicle to softly land during a high altitude flight test. Like the previous Starship prototypes, SN15 is expected to fly to approximately 10 kilometers.

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00:00:00 - NSF Intro
00:00:50 - Waiting Game Begins
00:02:00 - Waiting Game Continues
07:49:51 - Vehicles Leave Pad
08:32:12 - Recondenser
09:11:10 - Engine Chill
09:23:02 - Launch
09:28:47 - Landing
09:31:26 - This is fine
09:35:20 - Fire Extinguished
09:38:10 - Landing Nominal, Vehicle Safing Continues


  • 9:23:02: Launch 9:28:25: Flap Cam 9:28:47 Landing

  • hehehe….. Cinco De Flyo


  • Starship Landing All planes on earth land horizontally on TRIPODS, regardless of length of fuselage or weight from super light piper cubs to jumbo jets to military carrier planes that transport heavy battle tanks to HARRIER jets and F35 fighter planes that do vertical take off and landing. Why do planes land HORIZONTALLY on TRIPODS? It's the safest regardless of how smooth or bumpy the landing may be. AND, consider how tall the Starship is, AND how top heavy with its payload of 100 metric tons - where is the center of gravity? A little tilt, like the lunar lander of Apollo 15 in 1971 - the Starship could topple down. WHAT GUARANTEE have you people that the landing site will be truly flat and sturdy and strong enough to support the FULL WEIGHT of Starship PLUS PAYLOAD. AND YOU'LL BE LANDING A THOUSAND STARSHIPS ON MARS VERTICALLY?!? HOW SURE ARE YOU THAT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM WON'T TILT. SOFT SOIL OR BLOWING WIND ON A SHIP WITH A LITTLE TILT COULD FALL DOWN.

  • Amazing, been blasting rockets since the 1940’s. 80 yrs later and still doing it. Pitiful

  • 5:47:00 aliens are watching lol

  • the launch took 5 mins

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  • Lol after the landing, the timeline thing said "this is fine"

  • 9:23:07 Launch 9:27:14 Bellyflop 9:28:49 Landing burn/Landing

  • This one is going all the way for sure

  • 9:23:14 “Look at that she’s u-“ *EARRAPE*

  • Looks like a 1950s rocket with 2021 tech installed WOW !

  • OMG they did it

  • Got my Starship Landing Club mug today

  • Kudos to SN-15 for sticking the landing. That is a very good, sucessful test. Now do it a hundred more times with the same rocket without crashing, and you might have a winner. But that fire after landing is not a good sign. Oh, and it might be nice to reach the same altitude as standard airliners, and do it roughly a million times a year.

  • My son always used to listen to NASA videos like this one. 👍

  • im still here

  • For SpaceX, nominal = amazing. Thank you SpaceX for your astonishing achievements!

  • 8:07:04 9:11:07

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  • Finally! Congrats!

  • Brill video although very very long... Fast forward 9.22.00 to view the take off...

  • The coverage was simply amazing Thank You NSF and Congratulations SpaceX in a successful flight of SN15

  • worth the wait😃

  • Time to troll the flat earthers in the comments!

    • @Thomas Wright Blue Origin

    • @sokin jon Flat earthers probably.

    • who tf though it was a gud idea too give this 899 dislikes

  • You mean spaceship? It’s not a starship unless it can skip between solar systems. NASA you jokers.

    • That's what I said. And frankly, I prefer the term "spacecraft" anyway.

  • Philippines buy 10 of these. Use your corrupted money

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  • Great stream, guys. Godspeed to the space community! ❤💖

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  • Amazing! 9:28:49

  • Flap camera : Starship Right now: ⬅️ From another camera: Starship: ⬆️ 🗿

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  • this is outrages!! not a single video shows the bellyflop maneuver, ya all cutting it out. What the hell?

    • Tim's cameras did manage to get some footage on the manoeuvre tho, you can follow him on Twitter and check that out ;)

    • @Sebastian Andersson you understand that clouds are not transparent, right?

    • @NASASpaceflight yes i know, but still it never shows how its piercing trough the cloudlayer.

    • SN15's belly flop was obscured by the cloud layer. As seen on our beach cam (in the video) it was already in the landing position when it emerged from the clouds. -Das

  • I was up all night whaching the whole stream to see SN15 land

  • I love the timestamps!!!

  • who tf though it was a gud idea too give this 899 dislikes

  • Musk calling this rocket 'Starship' is like a neolithic man calling his spear 'inter-continental ballistic missile'.

    • @2wi1elu im entirely fine with that

    • @Willoughby Krenzteinburg Ah, a mansplaining Musk fan, though that's redundant, all Musk fans mansplain. Thank god I stop reading after "The purpose of--".

    • The purpose of vocabulary is to relay information. You clearly aren't confused as to what is being referred to when the popular noun, 'Starship' is used in this context, so the name serves its purpose perfectly well. The Saturn V didn't go to Saturn, the Falcon 9 isn't a bird, and Everlast batteries don't last forever. If you're going to start complaining about things whose names aren't perfect describers of what those things are, you will not have time to do anything else.

  • I was up all night whaching the whole stream to see SN15 land

  • O look like China made the v2 sonic rocket 4 of them with a war vs Taiwan in 5 year time ok

  • UFO at 6:6:32 left frame

  • What a huge waste of time and resources.

  • cut it apart wait what 🤔🤔 wont it be a painful process to build it back up gain? 🤣🤣

  • Looks like Hollywood SFX people have found more employment, with commentary by a bunch of teen geeks drinking plenty of soda.

  • It actually loaded!!!!!!!!!!!!;


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  • Silly thing cannot leave earths orbit and they cal it a starship. Elon is such a bs artist.

    • @Jerry Brown Engines are not at full thrust for the test.

    • @Jerry Brown why are you here then?

    • @Jerry Brown it's literally a prototype without the booster. It's not a freaking ssto

    • @Marcus Sol it is tough to tell given the sycophant fanboys that fawn over him.

    • ^^^Obvious troll is obvious ^^^

  • In 2 years SpaceX have designed and created the 747 of rockets. In a paddock. In a construction site. In 2 years NSF has designed and created a virtual TV Network. As entertaining & informative AF. For tankwatchers and those who want inspiration.

  • Just a thought. Video froze from SN15 due to the link (probably in the 20 ish GHz range) being absorbed by the clouds but since telemetry is carried in the MHz range the clouds had no effect and the signal was rx'd as normal. Perhaps Nasaspaceflight could confirm?

  • Nice work 🙂 🙂

  • Looks like we might be flying 15 for a 2nd time! Wow. Exciting stuff.

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  • My 2 cents; Long day, yet when the ventings began to happen, ooooo boy! -I was on the edge of my seat! Landing coming in @ vertical & @ higher elevation & slower followed with that final flash of umph just at near touchdown -I knew she'd "landed" (upright & in one piece). Then the nosecone peaked forth over the exhaust + dust. Successful Touchdown!!! . So yea, possibly have too weak a feed system via the (over)-pressurization & therefore why the pool of CH4 & fire. Could be??? Or the methane still spewing out post Raptor shutdown??? -is such possible? . Not a vertically plumb landing, yet she stuck. HISTORY done made. Congrats Elon. Congrats. nolong.info/show/f7aArXlrd9Gie6s/video.htmlstart=34127


  • call it what you want... but the barely landed it

    • I would assume you could use the same logic to reach the conclusion that you "barely" made it into your garage after you drive home from work since you parked 6 inches from the wall (assuming you aren't a 13 year old without a job).

  • greagt

  • Congratulations SpaceX and Elon Musk . This is a Historic day.🚀🌌

  • Sooo, what’s the dark thing hovering in the clouds? 🤔

  • 1:58:34 the point where the disk appears

  • To the stratosphere!

  • We have done the impossible!

  • At this rate it won't be long before they're making 'actual' starships - complete with warp drive, transporters and mr. data.

  • 6:23:37

  • Everybody talking about that magnificent launch and landing. Did all of you including NASA miss the elephant in the room? a flying sacer hovering above the rocket for a good hour?

    • Conspiracy Theorist?

    • @Pyro_ MNL yes sure...

    • LOL It's a drone owned by SpaceX to take aerial footage of Starship

  • Time to conquer space!

  • 5:30:15 "There's a nose cone through there!" - waiting for that smoke to clear and seeing the tip of the nose cone shining through felt like a 'watching for the star spangled banner to appear over Ft. McHenry' moment. SN15 was still there!

  • 11 hours online. You guys are sick. ;-) waiting for more, waiting for space!

  • This just goes to prove how inapt governments are. NASA spent how much money picking astronants out of the ocean and how many billions wasted on first and second stages? Musk did this in a couple of years.

    • But he didn't do it from scratch. He had the benefit of 60 years of technology already being developed by others to start with. It's like saying, "Look how much those Vikings wasted building longships when Carnival now builds cruise ships!" Everything has to start somewhere.

  • there is disc shaped object in the sky at the left side camera from 3:24 until 7:49 at the same exact spot for over 4 hours 🛸🛸🛸🛸

    • I noticed that too!! I was looking in the comments to see if anyone else spotted that.

    • You'd think the Veraxxians would have developed better cloaking technology by now.

  • Ouais, tout ça pour ça.......

  • 0:29 what rocket is that?

  • What the hell is that on the top right of the screen?

    • I saw that too. I thought it looked like a hole in the clouds at first, until I noticed it hasn’t moved at all in hours...

    • @Atmos360 Clouds dont move in front or behind dirt.

    • @Zain Trook dirt maybe

    • I'm talking about the thing on top right of the rocket, hovering perfectly stationary for about 3 hours.

    • Wind speed and Temperature

  • Does anyone know why the video freezes? The body flips and the engine restarts are what everyone was waiting to see! But now that SpaceX has recovered the 3 Raptor engines without the rocket going BOOM - they have a much better chance of discovering the cause of the methane leakage....

  • Earth just became a speck in the rear view...

  • This was the best launch that I have ever seen, good job SpaceX, you made a lot of history

  • Lol protractor on the screen... Thanks for sharing. :)

  • 9:54:07 Robot Dog "appears" walking past base of Starship from right to left. Follow him walking to the left of Starship (from this view). Super cool!

    • You can really see him at 9:54:41, to the left of Starship's base, as a plume of white gas creates a great silhouette.

  • Made it watching all day worthwhile. Beautiful!!! Keep up the great work SpaceX and thanks for the coverage NASASpaceflight, you guys rock!!!

  • Congratulations Starship 🎉🍾

  • More Views here more than on the SpaceX channel. Thanx for the huge dedication to the NSF team. Cheers from RSA

  • "Did it do IT?" 😂

  • Alright,let's go hunting Santa Claus with StarShip 😈

  • Well done space x, give yourselves a big pat on the back.

  • Literally today I saw the news on pearl and see space x spaceship doing a flip

  • Space Pog moment

  • There were a series of small explosions under the engine skirt after the landing. What were those???

  • Humanity just got one step closer to Mars

  • I was working that day but luckily made sure to get on break to watch it live

  • Any idea what those small explosions under the raptors were after landing?? You can see them clearly on SpaceX stream (at 13min 13s). My guess is that they did something to clean the engines and avoid a RUD... maybe the engines spit whatever was still inside them?

  • Looks like we are ready to fly to moon very soon.

  • The smoothness of the flight along with how well the skin looks, SpaceX has really upgraded things on the starship. A few protypes models back you couldn't tell tell if they were making progress. Now you can.

  • The technical difficulties in this video are perfectly timed for flat Earth truthers.

  • В тот момент когда происходит то что на видео Роскосмос празднует долгий период в запуске в космос чего бы то ни было без ЧП,более 30 лет без происшествий) p.s Вот где профи а не ваши эти Илоны маски.

  • There will be no fire suppression systen when they land on Mars. What will they do then?

    • There’s a natural fire suppression system. The atmosphere. It’s almost all CO2 and it’s very thin. It will put any fire out.

  • anyway, allways on fire

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