Masten Space System's Xombie Make First Successful Test Flight


Masten Spaces XA-0.1B-750 Vehicle Completes First Flight, SpaceRef (With videos)

"Masten Space Systems completed their first vertical take-off, vertical-landing (VTVL) rocket flight demonstration Friday. The demonstration proved out the design and controls of the 730lb rocket-powered vehicle, known as XA-0.1B-750 or "Xombie", its internal nickname."

"While the vehicle was attached to a safety tether, it took off, ascended a few meters, descended, and shut down its engine as designed. The instant the engine shut off the entire team yelled, "YES!""

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