SpaceX prototype Starship rocket SN8 just exploded after landing failure.
A SpaceX prototype ship returned to the earth in a fiery landing, exploding as it returned during the aerospace company’s test launch Wednesday.
The company live streamed the launch of its unmanned Starship spacecraft with a Super Heavy rocket for a high-altitude test flight Wednesday in Cameron County, Texas. SpaceX, founded and run by Elon Musk, had completed two low-altitude flights of the Starship prior to Wednesday’s launch.
Musk tweeted shortly after the prototype’s explosion, congratulating the SpaceX team for collecting the necessary data.
“Fuel header tank pressure was low during landing burn, causing touchdown velocity to be high & RUD, but we got all the data we needed!” Musk tweeted. “Congrats SpaceX team hell yeah!!”
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