SpaceX rocket explodes during attempted landing

SpaceX rocket explodes during attempted landing”

Bezos owns his own space-exploration company, Blue Origin, and has displayed a rivalry with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

"Congrats SpaceX team hell yeah!" This suborbital flight is created to test several objectives, from how the vehicle's three Raptor engines perform to the vehicle's overall aerodynamic entry capabilities (including its body flaps) to how the vehicle manages propellant transition. The rest of the test went as planned, he added, including take-off, the change of position in flight and its (pre-explosion) precise landing trajectory.

In a Tweet, shortly after the landing, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said, "Fuel header tank pressure was low during landing burn, causing touchdown velocity to be high & RUD, but we got all the data we needed!" "Congrats SpaceX team hell yeah!"

"Mars, here we come!" Musk had said he thought there was a two-in-three chance the test would fail.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk didn't seem too disappointed with the news that the company's Starship prototype exploded on landing.

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Starship SN8, as the prototype is called, climbed through the air for almost five minutes as it flew out over the Gulf of Mexico before steering itself back to the launch site where SpaceX hoped it would make a pinpoint landing reminiscent of how the company lands its workhorse Falcon 9 rockets. But the spacecraft crashed and exploded in an attempt to land because it wasn't slow enough to touch the ground. Instead, it blew up in a fiery explosion that left a cloud of smoke rising over the test site. Previous tests involving Starhopper, SN5, and SN6, only reached a maximum altitude of 500 feet, and were relatively primitive compared to SN8, which was the first test vehicle to feature a nose cone and working flaps.

All said and done, the high-altitude test was still a part-success, and an advancement in SpaceX's efforts to further its "interplanetary" goals.

The stainless steel Starship is created to be a versatile, fully reusable craft that can carry 100 metric tons for deep space missions to the moon and Mars but also serve as a hypersonic, point-to-point vehicle to reduce travel times across Earth.

The Starship rocket destroyed in the accident was a 16-story-tall prototype for the heavy-lift launch vehicle being developed by the billionaire entrepreneur's private space company to carry humans and 100 tons of cargo on future missions to the moon and Mars.

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