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SpaceX is building launch platforms in the ocean, because of course it is

June 2nd, 2021

SpaceX is by far the largest and most successful private spaceflight company ever, and it’s been able to carve its place in the history books thanks to a lot of out-of-the-box thinking. The company pioneered reusable rocket boosters and successfully developed the Falcon 9, which has a ridiculously shiny record of spotless launches. The first …

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The next Starship test flight is coming very soon

April 27th, 2021

SpaceX is doing great. It’s continuing its agreements with NASA, regularly launching more and more of its own Starlink satellites, and routinely sending its reusable rocket stages back into the sky. All of SpaceX’s projects are moving along better than most would have anticipated. Well, almost all of them. The one SpaceX program that has …


We finally know why SpaceX’s latest Starship exploded

April 6th, 2021

SpaceX’s Starship program has been moving along nicely for some time now. The company has been conducting ever more ambitious flight tests as it creeps closer and closer to eventually sending the big, shiny spacecraft into, well, space. That being said, there’s one aspect of Starship testing that hasn’t exactly gone to plan, and that’s …

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SpaceX launched another Starship prototype and it crashed… again

March 30th, 2021

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: SpaceX just launched one of its shiny new Starship prototypes. The spacecraft took off as planned, reached its intended altitude, performed well in all aspects, and then crashed into a fiery heap of twisted metal. Sound familiar? Well, that’s because it’s happened before… many times. The latest …

We now know why Starship SN10 detonated after landing

March 10th, 2021

SpaceX’s Starship program is a very, very big deal for the company. It’s still in its infancy, with test flights not yet reaching Earth orbit, but in the future, we might see Starships taking humans to Mars or even further. With all that in mind, you can understand why every launch of a Starship prototype …

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Why did SpaceX’s Starship prototype explode?

March 5th, 2021

Despite a launchpad abort and a rapidly-closing launch window, SpaceX managed to launch its Starship prototype SN10 on Wednesday, much to the delight of rocket fans around the globe. The takeoff went perfectly, and as the commentary on the live stream was sure to explain, everything about how the launch proceeded went as planned. The …

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Watch SpaceX’s Starship abort its test flight with 0.1 seconds left

March 3rd, 2021

SpaceX’s Starship program has been moving along nicely as of late. Perfecting the technology that could eventually take humans to Mars and even beyond is no easy task, and development has hit its share of roadblocks, but test flights of Starship prototypes have been picking up in frequency lately. Today was supposed to be the …

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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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SpaceX blew up a Starship tank… on purpose!

September 24th, 2020

SpaceX tested the pressure capacity of one of its starship tanks the best way possible: by filling it up until it exploded. The planned explosion and failure helped SpaceX engineers better understand the limits of the hardware as they plan the next version. SpaceX’s Starship will eventually travel to Mars if everything works out as …

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Watch SpaceX’s Starship prototype fly for the first time

August 5th, 2020

SpaceX successfully launched its SN5 Starship prototype at its facilities in Texas on Tuesday night. The spacecraft traveled roughly 500 meters into the sky before landing a short distance from the launch pad. The prototype is just used for testing, but its successful launch and landing is a great sign that the Starship program is …