SpaceX Starship Test Flight Exploded During Landing & Successfully Obtained Data Needed For Future Flights
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The unmanned SpaceX Starship test flight exploded on impact during its descent back to Earth, in the video “SpaceX prototype has fiery crash during landing“, below:
We’d been waiting for this first big flight for a long time, but finally Starship Serial Number 8 took to the skies, propelled by 3 raptor engines, headed for the stratosphere where it carefully flipped onto its belly for a controlled aerodynamic descent followed by a powered landing. In the end the landing failed due to fuel supply issues, but it looks like a way more successful flight that engineers had dared to hope for, with the vehicle demonstrating entirely new flight modes never seen before, in the video “SpaceX’s Biggest Starship Flight Is A Spectacular Success Even After Crash Landing“, below:
During a high-altitude flight test, SpaceX’s Starship exploded on impact while attempting to land. Elon Musk tweeted after the prototype’s explosion congratulating the team on a successful flight that still collected necessary data, in the video “SpaceX Starship Explodes On Attempted Landing During Test Flight, NBC News NOW“, below:
Elon Musk of SpaceX is optimistic about the future, stating, “We’ve got all the data we needed….we hope to launch an unmanned Starship to Mars by 2024.”
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