SpaceX Finds ‘Success’ In Explosive Second Rocket Test Flight

SpaceX Finds ‘Success’ In Explosive Second Rocket Test Flight

Elon Musk‘s SpaceX made headway in the second test flight of its Starship rocket despite the demo on Saturday ending with explosions.

The spacecraft, which one day may take humans back to the Moon and possibly to Mars with the help of reusable rockets, successfully took off without a crew from the coast of southern Texas and separated from its booster.

Though the vehicle and its booster reportedly exploded one after the other in the minutes that followed over the Gulf of Mexico, meaning SpaceX did not reach its goal of having the Starship reach orbit and then splash down into Pacific Ocean, the company said the test will provide “invaluable data” to help it continue perfecting the model.

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