A test version of the next-generation SpaceX rocket, Starship, has partially disintegrated during Texas ground trials today, exploding a gas cloud and sending some pieces of hardware ascending to heaven. Live streams, prepared by local space enthusiasts, captured real-time failure this afternoon.
An explosive result occurred when SpaceX apparently performed some vehicle pressure tests at a company's test site in Boca Chica, Texas. Local live currents showed that the vehicle regularly evacuated gas during the day, indicating that testing was in progress.
This prototype was designed to test the construction of the Starship ̵1; a Monster spacecraft on which the company is working to transport cargo and people into deep space. destinations such as Moon and Mars. In fact, it is the same vehicle that the SpaceX Elon Musk presented to journalists in September. At that time, he claimed that the test vehicle could make low altitude flights in the coming months, and that some version of Starship could reach Earth's orbit within six months.
Now this timeline is almost shifted. After the explosion Musk on Twitter said SpaceX no longer has to fly this particular prototype and will instead perform flight tests with a newer, more up-to-date model that the company planned to build. "This had some value as a production viewfinder, but the design of the flight is quite different," Musk wrote, referring to the prototype he cracked.