When SpaceX Starship Exploded

Elon Musk-founded SpaceX’s Starship — the most powerful rocket ever built — took off on an orbital test mission at Boca Chica near Brownsville, Texas, on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

Three minutes after lift off, Starship exploded during its test-flight.

Despite this, SpaceX described the mission as a success — because the spacecraft had gotten off the launchpad and fulfilled the primary purpose of the test-flight — and one engineer reportedly even poured champagne over his colleagues to celebrate.









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