Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship rocket has Exploded In a fireball upon collision after a high-altitude test flight.
The SN8 prototype exploded during a return landing attempt on Wednesday, minutes after an apparently quiet test took off from the company’s launch facility in Boca Chica, Texas.
The Spacecraft rocket A prototype of a 16-story heavy launch vehicle developed by the private space company Elon Musk was destroyed.
Its overall mission is to transport humans and 100 tons of cargo on future missions to the moon And mars.
Launched by SpaceX on YouTube Live.
The explosion came just weeks after four astronauts aboard a SpaceX flight successfully landed on the International Space Station after a historic 27-hour mission to the stars.
The Crew Dragon capsule docked at 11.01 pm EST (4.01 GMT) today after it was launched on a Falcon 9 missile from Cape Canaveral, Florida in the early hours.
The newly designed spacecraft by billionaire Elon Musk, which its crew of three Americans and a Japanese astronaut named Resilience, is the first manned mission aboard a private space capsule.
Thrilling footage showed the successful launch, which was delayed due to concerns about bad weather.
Businessman Musk had not seen the takeoff in person after he said he had tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Their destination was the Space Station, an orbiting laboratory 250 miles above Earth, which will be their home for the next six months.
Then, another group of astronauts will replace them on the Crew Dragon capsule and the rotation will continue until Boeing joins the program with its spacecraft late next year.