Elon Musk, a billionaire, commended the SpaceX crew on an amazing test flight of Starship and offered his congratulations. He said that the group had gained a lot of knowledge for the subsequent test launch that would take place in a few months. Even though it was SpaceX’s most powerful rocket ever constructed, the Starship went off the rails during its first voyage on Thursday and caused an explosion.
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The objective of the rocket, which did not transport any humans or satellites, was to launch a roughly 400-foot-tall (120-meter-tall) Starship rocket on a journey around the globe from the southernmost point in Texas. However, the launcher that was supposed to separate from the spacecraft moments after liftoff failed to do so, which finally led to an explosion four minutes into the flight, sending the spacecraft hurtling into the gulf below.
Elon Musk’s Starship rocket experienced an explosion after successfully launching for the first time ever
— Dexerto (@Dexerto) April 20, 2023
However, despite the fact that the Starship was supposed to have already severed its connection to the very hefty booster, the rocket is still turning. In response to this, the commentators said, “This does not appear to be a nominal situation,” and shortly after that, the rocket went off in the sky.
BREAKING NEWS!!! Elon Musk’s SpaceX Rocket 🚀Explodes Via Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly.
Rumor has it that he is very upset about this embarrassing failure!
Drop a Heart 💙 if this makes your Thursday a little brighter & please share ♻️ with your friends! pic.twitter.com/DzoU3Npw3e
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Despite the fact that SpaceX was unable to successfully finish the whole flight test, they deemed it a success. “We cleared the tower, and that was our last hope,” said Kate Tice, a quality systems engineer with SpaceX. “We had no other options.” “With a test like this, success is determined by what we learn, and the test we ran today will help us enhance Starship’s dependability as SpaceX works towards making life possible on several planets.
Fully stacked Starship has exploded and Elon’s reaction is priceless. @elonmusk
No such thing as failure, only learnings for the next attempt. Awesome job SpaceX! KEEP FIGHTING! 👊🚀 #SpaceX pic.twitter.com/YHIIao3Uxp
— Teslaconomics (@Teslaconomics) April 20, 2023