Elon Musk’s new Starship SN8 has taken off but came down with a boom


This failure is a BIG step towards a successful launch of star ship one fine day. Totally salute the team and the visionary people behind this endeavor.

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The world’s most advanced rockets and spacecraft company, SpaceX, reached yet another important milestone in their goal to conquer the universe, with the launch of its latest Starship prototype, SN8 (SN – serial number). The aforementioned rocket, the eighth in the series of SpaceX’s prototypes named Starship, and the first to have a nose cone and stabilizing body flaps, took off at 5:45 pm EST (2245 GMT) on December 9th from the site in Boca Chica, Texas. The epic explosion on its return did nothing to daunt Elon Musk’s spirits, who later that day tweeted: “Mars, here we come!”

By performing complex aerial manoeuvres like flying parallel with the ground and rising to an altitude of 12.5 km – compared to its SNS predecessors which only reached 150 m -, as well as providing important information regarding RUD (Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly), the SN8 Starship flight was considered to be…

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