SpaceX Starship Launch 2 (IFT2) Explained!

Published 2023-11-19
Here we have the colossal SpaceX Starship Launch 2 (IFT2) Explained! The day arrived where SpaceX has proved that all those improvements to the launch site and launch vehicle have paid off! Yes, on Saturday the 18th of November, 2023! That day my friends, the newest record breaking Starship full stack flew for the second time ever! Oh boy was this one improved from the last, yet still a nail biting spectacle.

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All Comments (21)
  • @Alderite
    The fact that the 33 Engines still running after taking off the Launchpad is an amazing feat itself. Glad to see the Water Deluge system is working well
    This launch was night and day compared to the first one. It was an epic launch.
  • @RCSVirginia
    This flight has eased some of my concerns about Starship, and it looks like SpaceX has been working to constantly make each launch and flight better.
  • Im old enough to have watched the Apollo flights as a small boy. I have never lost my interest and astonishment with the reach for space.
    To see humankind stretch out again is so awesome. Thank you SpaceX.
  • @johng-1
    It’s very nice to see the various SpaceX YouTubers working together for events like this. The sense of community is amazing!
  • @dickklein
    This was one of the best post launch assessments on the web. Great job focusing on Stage 0, the key to a third lunch attempt.
  • @ThexBorg
    Those epic shockwaves at launch, wow!
  • @joelove2084
    I watched many recap videos, and was on site for the launch. I wanted to let you know that your recap was REALLY informative and unique. Your breakdown and comparison of IFT1/OFT1 was really cool. I'm writing my own articles about the experience and sharing many links to other people's perspective, but I'm going to recommend yours first as it really does a great job at explaining things to people who may not know all the details.
  • @GeneralN0va
    I'm calling that a success. Yes both booster and Starship didn't make it to the end of their scheduled paths, but the improvements from the first launch just out weighs everything. The amount of data gathered is invaluable!
  • @justinodom4189
    MARCUS! WOW MAN! what an unbelievable flight! My 15-year-old son and my 11-year-old daughter woke up to watch this with me. I was watching the live stream of it from 4am and never went back to sleep because my heart rate wouldn’t allow me to. Thank you so much for posting this video. It’s amazing. Thank you for all you do and keep it up brother!
  • @galas455
    Absolute top-notch reporting Marcus . . .as usual.
  • 0:09 always impresses me how you can see that shock-sound wave expanding just when they light up the engines. Great stuff!
  • @alisonl6767
    Thank you, Marcus. You NEVER disappoint. You can chalk this one up as another in the win column!
  • @judahlopez3668
    The amount of damage to the pad on this launch compared to the last time is crazy, spacex is really improving a lot each and every launch test!
  • @chromegames839
    Epic flight...the booster and ship flew well...excellent stage separation...all amazing work..
  • @catbertz
    Wonderful breakdown of events as usual! This test was awe inspiring to watch and just feeds my hype for the next one. The sight of those 33 engines glowing as they push this huge stainless steel monster into the sky was pure scifi imagery.
  • It's simply awesome and breathtaking by Spacex. It was one of the best things I have seen in my life, incredible. Slainte Marcus & teams for all you've hard work done throughout the years. 👍 ❤😢
  • @restojon1
    The engineer in me is still flipping out over the shockwaves emanating from the base of the vehicle as it "hitched it's skirt up" in preparation to leave the launch mount. Just look at the amount of visible shock waves despite that deluge system.... and still, the surrounding area seems to be mostly in one piece 😮 we just launched a stainless steel building high into the heavens and 100 odd years ago we'd only just worked out how to glue cloth over wood and fly a few hundred feet over the ground
  • @saent21
    Thank you, Marcus! You always manage to add something new. As far as I know, you're the only one who noticed the staggered shutdown of booster engines prior to stage separation. Great attention to detail!