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SpaceX’s prototype rocket explodes in giant fireball – Brisbane Times

An uncrewed SpaceX prototype rocket exploded on impact after an attempted high-altitude test flight in Texas.



Starship seemed to hit the mark or at least come close. There was no immediate word from SpaceX on how high it went.
The full-scale, stainless steel model 50 metres tall and 9 metres in diameter soared out over the Gulf of Mexico. After about five minutes, it flipped sideways as planned and descended in a free-fall back to the south-eastern tip of Texas near the Mexican border. The Raptor engines reignited for braking and the rocket tilted back upright. When it touched down, however, the rocketship…

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