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SpaceX’s Starship is getting ready to take off again in June

A photo showing SpaceX’s Starship getting ready for takeoff at the launchpad
SpaceX lost contact with Starship during its launch in March. | Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP via Getty Images

SpaceX is getting ready to launch its Starship into space again. On Friday, the company announced that the massive rocket’s fourth flight test could happen as soon as June 5th, so long as regulators approve it.

Starship successfully launched into space during its last test flight in March, but SpaceX lost contact with the vehicle as it reentered Earth’s atmosphere. The company says the booster had “lower than expected landing burn thrust” during reentry, which was likely caused by “continued filter blockage.”

Despite this, the test still marked the first…

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