October 22, 2021

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Every SpaceX Starship explosion and what Elon Musk and team learned from them (video)

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Spacecraft development is a risky and sometimes explosive business. SpaceX’s Starship prototype spacecraft is an example of that. The fully reusable launch system for eventual moon-and-Mars trips is no stranger to explosions, ruptures and failed landings.

The supercut video above shows the main SpaceX failures (some intentional, others not so much) from Starship’s early development. At 395 feet (120 meters) the stacked Starship and Super Heavy rocket is the world’s tallest rocket, and Starship is designed to do complex flips and maneuvers upon landing. 

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