Watch the SpaceX Starship prototype successfully land (then explode)

The SpaceX Starship SN10 successfully lifted off and landed — after which exploded — as the solar set over Texas on Wednesday. You possibly can see the explosion on different livestreams that captured it, like this one from NASASpaceFlight.

The SN10 prototype of SpaceX’s promised reusable, heavy-load spacecraft rocketed up six miles into the sky earlier than flipping, falling, and maneuvering again softly to the floor. The corporate described it as a “profitable smooth landing” on its livestream. 

After it landed, it gave the impression to be leaning fairly a bit and there was a fireplace down by its engines. After a number of minutes, the SN10 exploded, a billowing, fiery blast sending the metallic carcass again into the air for just a few seconds.


SN10’s launch and touchdown check adopted these of prototypes SN8 and SN9 in current months, which led to fiery explosions after failing to land softly or absolutely upright. The SN10 launch was scheduled roughly three hours earlier, however was aborted proper earlier than it was speculated to occur.

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