Video: SpaceX Starhopper Fires Raptor Engine in Explosive Display July 17, 2019July 17, 2019 Doug Messier News Leave a commentRaptor Ignition on Starhopper. Went five minutes earlier than scheduled it seems, but blimey that was powerful. Checking it was nominal.@LabPadre stream cliphttps://t.co/a6PmzBKdOc pic.twitter.com/Keq4Psg1LY— Chris B – NSF (@NASASpaceflight) July 17, 2019Secondary. Ouch! pic.twitter.com/mIi7flZgmV— Chris B – NSF (@NASASpaceflight) July 17, 2019The test vehicle seemed to survive just fine. It looked worse than it was.