SpaceX prototype Starship rocket SN8 explodes during test flight
Equipment fails pressure tests
Elon Musk’s SpaceX’s Starship rocket prototype exploded during tests at the Boca Chica proving ground in Texas. The broadcast was conducted on the NASASpaceflight YouTube channel.
The rocket collapsed after refueling with a chilled propellant, the Verge notes.
This is Starship’s third failed test in a row.. SpaceX founder Elon Musk said the company is studying the accident.
- SpaceX is developing Starship to transport people and cargo to the Moon and Mars. As conceived by the developers, the launch vehicle should be fully reusable and launch into orbit a payload weighing more than one hundred tons.
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