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STACKED! SpaceX LIFTED Ship 20 With Chopstick Arm's For The First Time.

• Science of Space -

For the second time ever, SpaceX has fully stacked a two-stage Starship rocket, once again creating the largest launch vehicle prototype ever assembled.

This time around, though, SpaceX used building-sized arms installed on Starbase's ~145-meter-tall (~480 ft) 'launch tower' to lift to grapple Starship, lift massive upper stage more than 80 meters (260 ft) off the ground, and lower on top of a Super Heavy booster.