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Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship rocket explodes after launch

It’s noteworthy that no individuals were on board during the flight.

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After successfully taking off from the launchpad in Southern Texas, SpaceX’s Starship accomplished its initial goal, but encountered instability during preparations for stage separation, resulting in a tumbling motion.

Approximately four minutes into the flight, the vehicle disintegrated. During the broadcast, SpaceX’s John Insprucker acknowledged that this was not a typical occurrence.

According to Kate Tice from SpaceX, the reason behind the disintegration of the rocket remains uncertain. She stated that their teams are currently scrutinizing the collected data and striving towards the next flight test.

Despite being a test flight, SpaceX deemed it a triumph as it allowed them to gain valuable insights on how the vehicle functions under actual conditions, which will be beneficial for upcoming missions. Another positive aspect was that the launchpad remained intact, eliminating the risk that Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, had expressed his concern over.

It’s noteworthy that no individuals were on board during the flight.

The timing of the company’s next launch attempt remains uncertain. In a tweet, Elon Musk stated that SpaceX gained valuable knowledge for their next test flight in a few months.

However, Kate Tice from SpaceX confirmed that the reason for the rocket’s disintegration is still undetermined. She mentioned that their teams will persistently analyze the data and concentrate on their forthcoming flight test.


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