Propulsion missile developed by SpaceX for spaceship Starship A fire caught fire during one of the ground tests on Monday the 11th, in Texas, United States.
According to the information, the accident did not result in injuries, and the damage is still ongoing. The test was broadcast live on YouTube NASA space.
In the pictures, it is possible to see the moment when the base of the rocket explodes and is dominated by flames. Look at the moment below:
Yes, it is actually not good. The team assesses the damage.
– Elon Musk 11 July 2022
missile Starship It is the launch vehicle that lies at the heart of a billionaire’s ambitions Elon Musk To make human space travel easier and more routine.
Even Elon Musk commented on the incident on Twitter. “Yeah, not really good. The team is assessing the damage.”
The goal of the Starship project is to carry out missions in orbit around the Earth and the Moon. But Musk plans to go to Mars and even offer space tourism offerings, which are expected to cost anywhere from $10 million to $60 million.
The vehicle is fully reusable and designed to be launched atop a giant rocket called the Super Heavy, to carry people and cargo to destinations as far away as the Moon and eventually Mars. So far, there have been a few high-altitude test flights with the spacecraft, but the spacecraft has yet to begin orbiting.
In addition to the final flights to Mars, NASA will use the spacecraft to transport astronauts from orbit around the Moon to the surface of the satellite.
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