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SpaceX hot fire tests its Starship vehicle three times in four hours – Ars Technica

“Today at SpaceX is about practicing Starship engine starts.”

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Enlarge/ The Sun glints around the lower fin of Starship SN8 on Dec. 9, 2020.
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On Wednesday, in South Texas, SpaceX fired up its newest Starship prototype not once or twice. Rather, engineers and technicians fueled and test fired their SN9 prototype and its Raptor rocket engines three times in less than four hours.
After the first of three tests, SpaceX founder and chief engineer said on Twitter, “Today at SpaceX is about practicing Starship engine starts. Ship is…

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