A prototype from SpaceX , company owned by millionaire Elon Musk , exploded minutes after it performed an altitude test and landed safely. Starship's SN10, which aims to reach the Moon and Mars, reached 10 kilometers in height after taking off from Boca Chica, Texas (United States). "The SN10 spacecraft landed in one piece!" Musk tweeted about an hour after the explosion. “The SpaceX team is doing a great job! One day, the true measure of success will be that Starship flights are common, "he added in a second message.
" A magnificent landing! "Said a SpaceX commentator in the video of the broadcast. And just a few minutes later, while the rocket remained static, a spectacular flare monopolized the shot: the SN10 had exploded in spectacular fashion. The narrators, before the scene, launched: "That was incredible!". The flames on the ship were extinguished by security teams.
The company has not yet reported the reason why it exploded minutes after returning to the surface. SpaceX had already tried it last December with the SN8 prototype that exploded as soon as it touched the ground. At the beginning of February, the SN9 had the same destiny: to explode just in the landing. This is the third time the Starship, a much more complex, three-engined version of its commercial rockets, has attempted to complete a test landing, but it is the first time the process has been completed to the point of resting vertically. he hopes to fly with a crew around the Moon in 2023 and progressively advance until he can bring humans to the natural satellite. The phases that are being tested are a crucial part to be able to land in Earth orbit on the Moon or on Mars, as well as on its return to Earth. Musk estimates that the development of this project will be about 5,000 million dollars, while some experts doubt that colonizing Mars is a viable company.
In one of those devices that SpaceX prepares, billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will fly to the Moon in 2023. The price of the flight has been kept confidential. From his Twitter account, Maezawa invited eight people "from all over the world" to join him on Wednesday. Those interested should sign up before March 14 and a week later a first selection will be made. The future rocket, which will include a manned capsule, will have a height of 120 meters and can carry 100 tons.
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