SpaceX Starship rocket SN8 explodes after high-altitude test flight

SpaceX launched its latest Starship prototype on a flight test to about 40,000 feet altitude on Wednesday.

  • SpaceX launched its latest Starship prototype on a flight to about 40,000 feet altitude on Wednesday.
  • The test was successful until the very last moment, when the Starship rocket exploded on impact as it attempted to land.
  • Despite the explosive ending, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk quickly shared his enthusiasm for the overall results of the flight test: “Successful ascent, switchover to header tanks & precise flap control to landing point!”

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