Prime contractor Boeing previously said the test would need to run at least 250 seconds, or more than four minutes
Rocket recycling is the name of the game
Just don't go near...
"The work done by SpaceX and Nasa is not only a huge stepping stone for the US but also a "major milestone for the global space sector"
The USAF has two of these reusable space planes with their home base being a former space shuttle hangar at Kennedy
"During the test eight high-pressure valves directed more than 7.000 pounds of thrust in multiple directions"
Hughes was well-known for his belief that the Earth was flat & hoped to prove his theory by going to space
Blowing up rockets...
At least one rocket landed near the base
The goal is to give Boeing time and opportunity to secure better pricing for parts it can order in bulk