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SpaceX launches Starship prototype on dramatic test flight

CBS News Wednesday, 5 August 2020
The Starship test rocket's single Raptor engine boosted the vehicle into the sky above Boca Chica, Texas, atop a plume of flaming exhaust and billowing clouds of smoke.
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