• SpaceX is about to reattempt a high-altitude flight of its Starship rocket. The last 2 prototypes blew up

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    SpaceX's Starship SN9 prototype failed to ignite one of its engines upon landing, so it slammed into the ground and exploded on February 2, 2021.
    Left: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters; Right: SPadre.com
    SpaceX is set to launch its newest Starship prototype tens of thousands of feet into the air as early as this week.
    Elon Musk estimated a 60% chance of a successful landing. The last two prototypes blew up .
    The launch window is fluid, so we will update this post once SpaceX confirms a planned attempt.
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