- Elon Musk has experienced another setback with his Space X Starship Rocket exploding after landing
- The unmanned test rocket, which he was hoping he could use to go to Mars, unfortunately evidently still needs a lot of work
- While the rocket managed to complete a test trip successfully, after several minutes back on the ground it went up in flames
Elon Musk's Space X Starship Rocket recently exploded again after it was launched to test whether or not it is ready for a manned trip all the way to Mars - and after the results that were seen on Wednesday this week, it is clearly not.
While the prototype spacecraft, which is called SN10, was able to successfully complete its test route after it was launched at the Space X headquarters in Texas on Wednesday this week, several minutes after it came back down it burst into flames.
The Space X crew shared a link to a live clip of the SN10 launching into the sky but had stopped recording by the time the spacecraft exploded. It was however recorded by a number of other cameras.
Meanwhile, Twitter users had this to say about the failed test mission:
"Millions of dollars burst into flames. That could have fed children starving around the world. But those aren't as important than going outer space."
"He needs Jeff Bezos engineers. They landed his rockets back with no explosions. Whoever takes a ride to Mars, don’t expect to come back safely unless you parachute out before its scheduled landing."
"It’s getting close. The first one exploded as it landed. At least this one landed and few seconds later exploded. They are getting close."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Elon Musk's SpaceX has launched four astronauts into orbit in a NASA mission to keep the International Space Station (ISS) fully staffed. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has the SpaceX Crew Dragon on board.
Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi are the NASA astronauts aboard the capsule, which is expected to dock at the international space station on Monday at 11pm ET (Tuesday, 6am CAT).
The crew will be in orbit for 27 hours as the spacecraft manoeuvres toward its destination. NASA first planned to launch on Saturday but due to bad weather, they delayed the take-off to Sunday evening.
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