Starship spacecraft explodes – level 2

22-11-2023 07:00

Company SpaceX developed Starship for missions to the moon and other planets. Last week, Starship took off from a launch site in Texas.

The plan was a flight that would last 90 minutes and then the rocket would land in Hawaii. But shortly after the take-off, the spacecraft exploded. 2.5 minutes into the flight, the spacecraft broke apart, and SpaceX reported a lost signal. This is probably the reason why the rocket destructed itself.

For SpaceX, the test was important for improving Starship. The company has a 4-billion contract with NASA and it still believes in future missions to the moon and Mars using reusable rockets. It was the craft’s second test following an explosion in April.

Difficult words: launch site (a place from which rockets and starships take off), destruct (to damage completely), reusable (something that you can use again and again).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What measures have SpaceX taken to prevent similar accidents in future tests of Starship?


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