Elon Musk’s rocket explodes with which he intends to take humans to Mars; “This is not good,” he admits | News from Mexico
BOCA CHICA, Texas.- A spacex rocket exploded on the launch pad during testing of a prototype reported by Elon Musk, owner of the company, via Twitter.
The explosion occurred last Monday night at the Starbase facility in Boca Chica, Texas, and Musk acknowledged that “that’s not good.”
Shortly after, he reported that he had just “been in the propulsion section. Damage appears to be minor, but we need to inspect all engines. It is better to do this in the high bay.”
The Musk rocket that exploded is an early version
Notably, the rocket is an early version of the SpaceX vehicle called Starship, with which Musk seeks to take people to Mars. Musk has described Starship as the linchpin of his ambition. that it is SpaceX that takes the first humans to Mars.
media nasa spaceflight transmitted images where you can see how the rocket turns on engines while it remains anchored on the platform and suddenly a flame comes out of the engines, followed by a gray column. clear smoke, no visible external damage to rocket.
it was a test start all 33 Raptor engines on board.
A first uncrewed orbital flight is scheduled for the end of the year. the goal is for the rocket to stay in flight for 90 minutes and then land off the coast of Hawaii.
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