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SpaceX successfully lands Starship rocket after high-altitude launch test

"The Starship has landed!"

Updated: May 5, 2021 - 6:35pm

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Space exploration company SpaceX on Wednesday successfully launched and landed a high-altitude test of its flagship Starship rocket. 

The company announced a successful launch and return of the rocket at its Texas facilities on Wednesday evening. Views of the test were visible on the company's Twitter feed. "The Starship has landed!" a company representative said on the livestream after the craft landed.

Wednesday was the 60th anniversary of the first American excursion into space with Alan Shepard's flight of the Freedom 7.   

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