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New Booster Dome Spotted – Starship SN16 Aft Section Lifted into Mid Bay | SpaceX Boca Chica

Starship SN16’s aft section was lifted into the Mid Bay for stacking, a new booster dome labeled “B2.1 Dome” was spotted inside Tent 1, and the first piece of the launch integration tower was lifted into position. Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Derek “DK” Knabenbauer (@DKlarations). All content copyright to NSF. Not to be used elsewhere without explicit permission from NSF. Click “Join” for access to early fast turnaround clips, exclusive discord access with the NSF team, etc – to support the channel. Rolling Updates and Discussion: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=72.0 Articles: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=Starship NSF Store: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/shop/ L2 Boca Chica (more clips and photos) from BC’s very early days to today. https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47107.0 (Join L2 and support NSF here: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/l2/) 0:00 – Sunrise of SN15 and the Launch Site 0:15 – Starship Production Facility 0:30 – GSE 3 and SN16 Aft Section 1:20 – SN16 Aft Section Lifted Into Mid Bay 1:40 – Nosecone Test Rig and GSE Tank 3 2:10 – B2.1 Thrust Dome Inside Tent 1 2:52 – Nosecone Test Rig Assembly Continues 4:22 – Ring Stacks Outside Tents 4:56 – Orbital Pad and Tower Construction 6:21 – GSE Tanks 1 and 2 In Position 6:37 – Orbital Launch…

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New Booster Dome Spotted – Starship SN16 Aft Section Lifted into Mid Bay | SpaceX Boca Chica

E.Z. Science: Studying Earth from Space

Earth science is an important priority for NASA. To understand our planet’s climate and how it is changing we need to study the Earth from all angles. In the latest episode of #EZScience, NASA associate administrator for science Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen and Smithsonian Under Secretary for Science and Research Dr. Ellen Stofan discuss NASA’s Earth observation satellites, including the recently-launched Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite. Learn more about the series: https://www.nasa.gov/ezscience #S2E4

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E.Z. Science: Studying Earth from Space