[4K] Watch SpaceX launch Starship, the biggest rocket ever, LIVE up close and personal!

Published 2023-11-18
This is the second fully integrated full stack test flight of Starship and the mighty Super Heavy booster, the largest and most most powerful rocket to ever fly. It produces over twice as much thrust as the Saturn V that took humans to the moon.

The goal of the test is to get further along than IFT-2 in April 20th which didn't make it to stage separation while also hoping the improvements to the launch pad hold up better than the previous attempt. If all goes well, Starship will re-enter near Hawaii about 90 minutes after it lifts off from Starbase, TX, nearly completing an orbit of the Earth. This would allow the teams to test the reentry profile and heat shields for the first time from orbital velocities.

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00:00 - Intro
03:30 - Q&A / Prelaunch Preview
35:10 - Unhosted Night Views
5:04:55 - Q&A
7:23:15 - Sunrise
7:32:30 - Liftoff!
7:35:20 - Hot-staging / Stage Separation
7:40:55 - Flight Termination
7:49:45 - Tracking Footage Replay
7:57:20 - Q&A / Reaction
8:31:55 - Over-shoulder Reaction
8:49:20 - Q&A


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All Comments (21)
  • Congratulations to all the sleepless workers at SpaceX who made this possible.
  • @stunmunky2
    That far away and the deck is still shaking? That must be an absolutely awesome thing to witness.
  • @acaskey6314
    Bro 2.2 million views already!? Tim is killing it and someday will fly on one of those behemoth pieces of human ingenuity! Go spacex!
  • @bongi6811
    Great launch and covrage! Big congratulations to everyone at SpaceX and your production team. Something interesting I've noticed is that at 7:36:17 you can see the exact moment when B9 blew up by going frame by frame and the explosion clearly came from the common dome area suggesting that it was indeed the FTS. That's great because it means that the upgraded FTS actually works and that B9 was intentionally destroyed due to something like a range violation after an anomaly in the boostback burn and did not explode from damage after hotstaging.
  • @deltadeltan
    A massive amount of work and inspiration produced this launch and so congratulations Space X. Great coverage on this channel, intelligent and entertaining and some amazing coverage. Also, its great you dont talk over the actual launch, really appreciate that and shows you guys want to get us as close to the event as possible.
  • @derpett9999
    #1 on trending! You guys deserve it! We love you guys! Thank you Tim Team!
  • @FureyinHD
    The deluge sytem made a huge difference, no engines lost at all. What an incredible launch!
  • Tim, you and your absolutely astounding crew are heroes! Although I missed your live coverage, just watching the recorded replay was soooo exciting! I will always watch your live feed (within my ability in Hawaii) for future launches. Thank y'all for not only all the hard work, but also all the excitement, enthusiasm & energy you bring to all of this. 👍
  • @bluehugh2
    Props to the av team for pulling off this amazing footage. Keep up the great work Tim and all!
  • This was really amazing to watch live! Thank you so much for all the incredible work you do. I have to watch all your videos to learn more about rockets. You inspire so many people. Much love from Sweden!
  • @bboydrummer1
    Just shows how amazing people can be. I can’t even imagine the work and preparation involved in something like this.
  • @sony3127
    We enjoyed this whole broadcast. LOVED the emotions coming through too! They gave us a little taste of the experience and we apprecaite all of the hard work to pull of these shots!! 👏👏👏
  • Phenomenal coverage! I eagerly await the 4k replays. Amazing......4k.....coverage
  • @witext
    Love the work you all do, NSF, labpadre, WAI and everyone else included and thank you the planetary society for supporting Tim!
  • @NMansetJWard
    Wonderful coverage...I watched live at 2:30am here in Hawaii...Woke up my astrophysicist wonderful wife, I am just an engineer and have worked with NASA on JWST detectors...Born in New Orleans 62 years ago and I know the entire gulf coast from Texas to Florida, and have been in Hawaii for 36 years and was waiting to see Starship arrive miles from Kauai...When will the next test run happen is my question...smile...I watched the Apollo launch in 1969 live on TV with my grandpa when I was 10...1969 is our gate code...fun test when you tell a friend , "it's the year we landed on the moon"
  • @mattknell6741
    Tim…your enthusiasm never disappoints! Love the videos and what an epic day it was! 🚀
  • @XIIchiron78
    I cast this to my TV live and it was incredible. The effort to deliver 4K is worth it.