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SpaceX rocket Starship explodes during landing minutes after successful test launch
India Today | 10/12/2020 09:11 AM | Click to read full article
After a successful test launch, the SpaceX Starship prototype rocket exploded during an attempted landing on Wednesday at SpaceX’s rocket facility in Texas.
On Wednesday, the self-guided Starship rocket of SpaceX blew up as it touched down on the landing pad following a controlled descent. The test flight had been intended to reach an altitude of 41,000 feet, propelled by three of SpaceX's newly developed Raptor engines for the first time.