Unmanned SpaceX craft explodes at end of botched test flight

Unmanned SpaceX craft explodes at end of botched test flight

December 10, 2020

An unmanned SpaceX craft exploded during an attempted test flight Wednesday in Texas.

The Starship SN8 crashed back to earth and and set off a massive fireball around 5:30 p.m. after reaching an altitude of about 40,000 feet over Boca Chica, according to reports and shocking video of the crash.

Despite the brilliant spectacle, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk deemed the test a resounding success on Twitter.

“Fuel header tank pressure was low during landing burn, causing touchdown velocity to be high … but we got all the data we needed!” he wrote. “Congrats SpaceX team hell yeah!!“Mars, here we come!!,” he added in a second tweet.

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