Starship spacecraft explodes – level 3
SpaceX’s Starship designed for lunar and interplanetary travel achieved its first spaceflight but experienced a failure minutes later.
This marked the second test for Starship, following an earlier explosion in April. The rocket was launched from Texas and it aimed for a 90-minute uncrewed flight, intending to land in the Pacific near Hawaii. Approximately 2.5 minutes into the flight, the spacecraft broke apart, and SpaceX reported a lost signal from the second stage. The company suspects that the rocket’s self-destruction system was activated due to the signal loss.
Despite the failure, SpaceX sees the test as valuable for improving Starship’s reliability. The Federal Aviation Administration grounded the rocket for safety and environmental assessments. SpaceX holds a 4-billion-dollar NASA contract, and it envisions lunar missions and Mars travel with reusable rockets.
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