The Associated Press reported that the tested prototype of the launch missile fell vertically to the surface of the Earth, which was considered a success, but after a moment of explosion so powerful that the missile was thrown into the air again, and then fell to the ground. The ground is on fire.
The explosion happened just minutes after SpaceX announced its success. A prototype of a full-size spacecraft, according to the owner and CEO of SpaceX Elona Musca | Scheduled to go to Mars, it took 10 kilometers up, turned, and then descended over the Gulf of Mexico. Everything seems to go according to plan.
– The bright bullet-shaped ship remained intact this time upon landing, prompting SpaceX commentator John Innsbrucker, before the webcast of the landing ended, to announce the success and say “up to three times of art”, the Associated Press reported, adding that that was It was then the car space exploded.
SpaceX did not explain the cause of the explosion. In his Twitter posts, Musk tried to point out the good side of the experience. – 10 spacecraft landed in one piece! – He confirmed.
The owner of the company also praised the team of colleagues for their wonderful work.
“The true measure of success one day is that spacecraft flights will be the daily order,” added Musk, who plans to send people to the moon and Mars. SpaceX has built more than 10 prototypes of the Starship to date.
The Associated Press states that The last two models reached a similar height in December of last year And in February, but upon landing it exploded. Each of the last three test flights took 6 and a half minutes.
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa announced on Wednesday, before the spacecraft’s rocket landed in Texas, that he intends to make a special trip around the moon with the SpaceX spacecraft in 2023, and is looking forward to selecting eight travel companions to be chosen through a competition.
Interviews with the candidates for the astronauts will begin on March 21; Medical checks for the future crew are scheduled for May.