The Plungerprize has launched and is headed for space!
The picture above shows the the starship riding atop the launch engine as it glides down the launch ramp prior to rocket ignition.
Just before the launch, all systems were pronounced “A-OO-KAY” according to the two pilots of the Plungerprize, Yohann Keeling and Yam Yamansen.
The launch of any starship requires complex calculations. Here we see Roland Nevillesen (left) putting the finishing touches on the plans for lift-off.
The launch was a complete success. Next stop, Mars.