SpaceX Starship prototype rocket explodes on landing after test launch

SpaceX Starship prototype rocket explodes on landing after test launch
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  • calendar-gray 03 February 2021

A SpaceX Starship prototype rocket exploded on landing after an otherwise successful high-altitude experimental launch from Boca Chica, Texas, on Tuesday, in a repeat of an accident that destroyed a previous test rocket, APA reports quoting Reuters.

The Starship SN9 that blew up on its final descent, like the SN8 destroyed before it, was a prototype for the heavy-lift rocket being developed by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s private space company to carry humans and 100 tons of cargo on future missions to the moon and Mars.

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