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SpaceX’s Starship prototype just crashed, watch the explosion right here

February 2nd, 2021

SpaceX launched another test flight of a Starship prototype today.  The high-altitude launch lasted roughly six minutes, but it didn’t end how SpaceX would have liked. Rather than landing, the spacecraft slammed into the landing area, creating a massive explosion. SpaceX’s latest Starship prototype launched on a test flight today, and it definitely ended with …

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Robotic race car does exactly what race cars aren’t supposed to do

October 29th, 2020

Roborace is a fledgling motorsports series using autonomous racecars, and its beta season is currently being carried out. One of the cars spontaneously decided to drive into a wall from a standstill. It’s unclear why the car crashed, but since it had no human driver, nobody was injured. The robot apocalypse is coming… eventually. Well, …

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Can you spot India’s crashed Moon lander? Because NASA sure can’t

September 27th, 2019

Earlier this month India was poised to make history. The Indian Space Research Organization eagerly awaited the day when its Chandrayaan-2 mission would send the Vikram lander and its rover companion down to the Moon’s surface. When that moment finally came, something went terribly wrong, and the lander is presumed destroyed. In the days and …

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We now know why Israel’s lunar lander crashed into the Moon

April 12th, 2019

Yesterday, Israel’s first mission to the Moon ended in a rather abrupt and unsatisfying manner. SpaceIL’s Beresheet lunar lander, which was part of a privately-funded mission that would have made Israel the fourth country to successfully land on the Moon, faltered at the very last second. In the immediate aftermath of the lander’s crash it …

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Oops! Israel’s Beresheet lander crashed into the Moon

April 11th, 2019

There were only two ways the first-ever Moon landing for Israel was going to go. The country’s Beresheet lander was definitely going to make it to the lunar surface, and it would either perform a successful soft landing or, well, crash. Unfortunately, it was the latter. As everyone saw during the livestream of the landing …