Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship landed successfully before explode minutes. It is called SN10 which was the third Starship for running a high-altitude flight test, but only the first to stick the landing. On the other hand, the two other prototypes, the SN8 and SN9 meets the fiery ends after crashing into the ground at the time of the test flight in recent months.
However, the launch at Boca Chica, Texas, was streamed live by SpaceX which broadcast ended before the explosion.
Notably, the full-scale prototype has soared for more than 10 Kilometres into the air which descended horizontally and then flipped upright to land.
John Insprucker, a SpaceX commentator exclaimed, “Third time’s a charm, as the saying goes” as the ship’s back touched the Earth. He also added, “We’ve had a successful soft touchdown on the leading pad.”
After the Starship exploded and was tossed in the air, before hitting the ground in flames there was no immediate comment from the SpaceX side regarding what went wrong. On the brighter side, Musk looked into the brighter side by tweeting, “Starship 10 landed in one piece!”
He also mentioned, “RIP SN10, honorable discharge.”
Mr. Musk had planned to make use of Starships to send people to the Moon and Mars. Well, the last three test flights have lasted six minutes and 30 seconds.