Starhopper Makes Longest Test Yet


A new spacecraft from SpaceX has completed its longest test so far flying 500 feet from one test pad to another.

The Starhopper test lasted one minute.

These so-called "hop tests" are used to collect data for engineers who are designing spacecraft that will land on other planets.

During the test, Starhopper fly above its dust cloud, moved 500 feet and landed at another location.

This spacecraft is only being used as a test vehicle. SpaceX is working to design Starship which would blast off from Earth on a Super Heavy rocket for a trip to Mars.