SpaceX prototype Starship rocket explodes a day before manned mission

SpaceX prototype Starship rocket explodes a day before manned mission

A SpaceX launch vehicle prototype burst into flames during a test at a Texas launchpad on Friday — a day before the company hopes to send two NASA astronauts into space on another craft in Florida. The vehicle erupted after a trial known as a static fire test, which initially appeared successful. Minutes after the attempt, the vehicle burst into flames. It is unclear what caused the incident.

Timothy
Timothy
SomeGuyWhoDoesThings
SomeGuyWhoDoesThings 0 months

So the Crew Dragon should be taking off today, while the Starliner caught fire in a test designed to try and get it to catch fire... I don’t see how this is a bad thing other than SpaceX continuing to develop the Starliner...

Seekster
Seekster 1 months

SN4 is dead. Long live SN5 (which has already been built and SN6 is under construction).

Dave
Dave 0 months

Turns out rocket science is actually quite difficult.

Mr. Doc
Mr. Doc 0 months

Better to explode the day before than the day after, eh?

Talon One
Talon One 1 months

Well better in a test than with the Astronauts inside... dodged a bullet.

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 1 months

It’ll be fine... right?

Alex B
Alex B 1 months

I smell a rat

Bob Of Cheesecake
Bob Of Cheesecake 1 months

Sabotage!

FourAncientWhiteElephants
FourAncientWhiteElephants 0 months

They can't even build a ship that doesn't burst into flames? It's not rocket science... oh wait.

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