SpaceX Test Flight

March 02, 2021

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Photographer: Cesar Cantu
Summary Author: Cesar Cantu

Space conquest requires tests; many of them don't entirely succeed. On February 2, 2021, SpaceX launched the prototype Starship rocket seen above from its flight facility in Boca Chica, Texas. Initially, the silver booster achieved an altitude of approximately 6 miles (10 km) as planned but the pilotless test flight ended with a spectacular explosion when the rocket failed to straighten out and crashed to earth tail-first.

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