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Minutes after a seemingly successful landing, SpaceX's Starship rocket exploded on the pad

The SN10 reignites its three Raptor engines to upright itself and land in this screengrab from a SpaceX livestream. SpaceX SpaceX flew a Starship rocket prototype six miles above Texas on Wednesday, landing it in one piece for the first time. About ten minutes later, however, the rocket exploded on the landing pad. This is Starship's third such test flight. The first two prototypes exploded immediately upon landing. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. SpaceX finally lau...
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Watch live: SpaceX is about to reattempt a high-altitude flight of its Starship rocket. The last 2 prototypes blew up.

SpaceX's Starship SN9 prototype failed to ignite one of its engines upon landing, so it slammed into the ground and exploded on February 2, 2021. Left: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters; Right: SPadre.com SpaceX is preparing to launch its newest Starship prototype tens of thousands of feet into the air on Wednesday. Elon Musk estimated a 60% chance of a successful landing. The last two prototypes blew up. Watch live feeds of the flight attempt below. Visit the Business section of Insider for m...
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Watch live: SpaceX is launching a new Starship rocket prototype. The last 2 attempts ended in explosions.

SpaceX's Starship SN9 prototype failed to ignite one of its engines upon landing, so it slammed into the ground and exploded on February 2, 2021. Left: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters; Right: SPadre.com SpaceX plans to launch a new Starship rocket prototype tens of thousands of feet into the air on Wednesday. Elon Musk estimated a 60% chance of a successful landing. The last two prototypes blew up. Watch live feeds of the flight attempt below. Visit the Business section of Insider for more s...
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SpaceX once left its rocket engineers on an island without food, leading them to mutiny, according to a new book

Elon Musk. Susan Walsh/AP SpaceX's first engineers lived on a remote Pacific island to prepare the company's earliest rocket for launch. In the first year that SpaceX was on the island, food shipments sometimes failed. So one day, hungry engineers refused to work until a helicopter brought chicken and cigarettes. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In SpaceX's earliest days, its rocket engineers lived on a remote Pacific island, where they occasionally ran out of food.O...
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Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck explains why the company needs a bigger rocket, and why it’s going public to build it

Rocket Lab packed a ton of news into Monday to kick off this week: It’s going public via a SPAC merger, for one, and it’s also building a new, larger launch vehicle called Neutron to support heavier payloads. I spoke to Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck about why it’s building Neutron now, and why it’s also choosing to go public at the same time. Unsurprisingly, the two things are tightly linked. “We have the benefit of flying Electron [Rocket Lab’s current, smaller launch vehicle] for a lot...
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SpaceX is about to reattempt a high-altitude flight of its Starship rocket. The last 2 prototypes blew up.

SpaceX's Starship SN9 prototype failed to ignite one of its engines upon landing, so it slammed into the ground and exploded on February 2, 2021. Left: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters; Right: SPadre.com SpaceX is set to launch its newest Starship prototype tens of thousands of feet into the air as early as this week. Elon Musk estimated a 60% chance of a successful landing. The last two prototypes blew up. The launch window is fluid, so we will update this post once SpaceX confirms a planned...
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Watch live: SpaceX is about to try launching a new Starship rocket 6 miles above Texas on Tuesday

Left: Elon Musk at a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship SN8 rocketship prototype launches in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX is poised to fly the SN9 prototype of its Starship rocket system six miles above south Texas on Tuesday, with a backup launch window on Wednesday. Elon Musk publicly blasted the FAA for refusing to approve this flight last week. The agency cited "outstanding safety issues." SpaceX's last attempt, w...
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Watch SpaceX try launching a new Starship rocket 6 miles above Texas on Tuesday

Left: Elon Musk at a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship SN8 rocketship prototype launches in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX is poised to fly the SN9 prototype of its Starship rocket system six miles above south Texas on Tuesday, with a backup launch window on Wednesday. Elon Musk publicly blasted the FAA for refusing to approve this flight last week. The agency cited "outstanding safety issues." SpaceX's last attempt, w...
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Watch live as SpaceX tries to launch a new Starship rocket 6 miles above Texas on Tuesday

Left: Elon Musk at a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship SN8 rocketship prototype launches in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX is poised to fly the SN9 prototype of its Starship rocket system six miles above south Texas on Tuesday, with a backup launch window on Wednesday. Elon Musk publicly blasted the FAA for refusing to approve this flight last week. The agency cited "outstanding safety issues." SpaceX's last attempt, w...
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SpaceX is poised to launch a new Starship rocket 6 miles above Texas on Tuesday

Left: Elon Musk at a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship SN8 rocketship prototype launches in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX is poised to fly the SN9 prototype of its Starship rocket system six miles above south Texas on Tuesday, with a backup launch window on Wednesday. Elon Musk publicly blasted the FAA for refusing to approve this flight last week. The agency cited "outstanding safety issues." SpaceX's last attempt, w...
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SpaceX may fly a new Starship rocket this week, after Elon Musk blasted the FAA for canceling a prior attempt

Left: Elon Musk at a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship SN8 rocketship prototype launches in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX plans to launch the SN9 prototype of its Starship rocket system six miles above south Texas this week. First, the FAA must approve the flight. The agency refused to do so last week, citing "outstanding safety issues." SpaceX's last attempt ended with an explosion, violating the company's launch lic...
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Elon Musk blasted the FAA for canceling SpaceX's Starship flight following a reported launch license violation

Elon Musk, the founder, CEO, and chief designer of SpaceX. Susan Walsh/AP SpaceX was ready to attempt a Starship rocket test flight on Thursday, but it couldn't get clearance from the FAA. Elon Musk criticized the agency on Twitter, saying that with its rules "humanity will never get to Mars," but the FAA told Insider it was working with SpaceX to "resolve outstanding safety issues."  On Friday, The Verge reported the hold-up may be related to a launch-license violation with the first high...
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Elon Musk blasted the FAA for canceling a Starship test flight as the agency reportedly probes launch license violation

Elon Musk, who founded SpaceX in 2002. PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images SpaceX was ready to attempt a Starship rocket test flight on Thursday, but it couldn't get clearance from the FAA. Elon Musk criticized the agency on Twitter, saying that with its rules "humanity will never get to Mars," but the FAA told Insider it was working with SpaceX to "resolve outstanding safety issues."  On Friday, The Verge reported the hold-up may be related to the first high-altitude Starship flight, whic...
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Elon Musk blasted the FAA for canceling a Starship test flight as the agency reportedly probes a SpaceX launch license violation

Elon Musk, who founded SpaceX in 2002. PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images SpaceX was ready to attempt a Starship rocket test flight on Thursday, but it couldn't get clearance from the FAA. Elon Musk criticized the agency on Twitter, saying that with its rules "humanity will never get to Mars," but the FAA told Insider it was working with SpaceX to "resolve outstanding safety issues."  On Friday, The Verge reported the hold-up may be related to the first high-altitude Starship flight, whic...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Ars Technica, Earth, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch


Elon Musk blasted the FAA for canceling a Starship test launch, but the agency said 'outstanding safety issues' were at play

Elon Musk, who founded SpaceX in 2002. PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images SpaceX was ready to attempt a Starship rocket test flight on Thursday, but it couldn't get clearance from the FAA. Elon Musk criticized the agency on Twitter, saying that with its rules "humanity will never get to Mars." However, the FAA told Insider it was working with SpaceX to "resolve outstanding safety issues."  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX was ready to launch its latest prototype ...
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SpaceX may finally launch its newest Starship rocket prototype Tuesday afternoon. With any luck, it won't explode.

Left: Elon Musk at a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship SN8 rocketship prototype launches in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX On Tuesday, SpaceX plans to launch the latest prototype of its Starship spacecraft — a system that could one day carry humans to Mars. The prototype, called SN9, is set to rocket tens of thousands of feet in the air. SpaceX's first attempt at such a flight exploded on the landing pad. Watch live video fee...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Trends, Earth, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, South Padre Island, Cameron County


SpaceX may finally launch its newest Starship rocket prototype this afternoon. With any luck, it won't explode.

Left: SpaceX founder Elon Musk looks upward during a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship serial No. 8 rocket-ship prototype launches from a pad in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX is preparing to launch the latest prototype of its Starship spacecraft — a system that could one day carry humans to Mars — on Monday. The new prototype, called serial No. 9 or SN9, is set to rocket tens of thousands of feet in the air, belly-flo...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration


SpaceX has pushed the launch of its newest Starship rocket prototype to next week. With any luck, it won't explode.

Left: SpaceX founder Elon Musk looks upward during a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship serial No. 8 rocket-ship prototype launches from a pad in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX is preparing to launch the latest prototype of its Starship spacecraft — a system that could one day carry humans to Mars — as early as Monday. The new prototype, called serial No. 9 or SN9, is set to rocket tens of thousands of feet in the air, ...
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SpaceX may launch and land its newest Starship rocket prototype this week. With any luck, it won't explode.

Left: SpaceX founder Elon Musk looks upward during a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship serial No. 8 rocket-ship prototype launches from a pad in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX is preparing to launch the latest prototype of its Starship spacecraft — a system that could one day carry humans to Mars — as early as Thursday. The new prototype, called serial No. 9 or SN9, is set to rocket tens of thousands of feet in the air...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration


A critical test of NASA's moon rocket ended abruptly due to an engine problem, possibly ending hopes of launching in 2021

An SLS engine burns propellant (left), then abruptly shuts down (right) during a hot fire test on January 16, 2021. NASA TV NASA encountered an engine problem during a critical test of the core stage of its moon rocket on Saturday. The rocket, called Space Launch System, was scheduled to launch in November 2021, kicking off the Artemis program and setting NASA up to send humans back to the moon for the first time since 1972. This engine issue could delay that launch, and push back the time...
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SpaceX may launch and land its newest Starship rocket prototype on Monday. With any luck, it won't explode.

Left: SpaceX founder Elon Musk looks upward during a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship serial No. 8 rocket-ship prototype launches from a pad in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX is preparing to launch the latest prototype of its Starship spacecraft — a system that could one day carry humans to Mars. The new prototype, called serial No. 9 or SN9, is set to rocket tens of thousands of feet in the air, belly-flop toward the...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration


Watch live: Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin are launching a rocket that could make way for space tourist flights this year

Blue Origin's reusable New Shepard suborbital rocket launches toward space in 2016. Blue Origin Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Jeff Bezos, plans to attempt the 14th flight of its New Shepard rocket system on Thursday morning from West Texas. The rocket has a capsule designed to fly six people beyond the unofficial boundary of space, or about 100 kilometers (62 miles) above Earth's surface. No human space tourists will fly aboard the capsule, but a crash-test dummy named "Ma...
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2020 as seen from space: Satellite images reveal wildfires, oil spills, hurricanes, and catastrophic explosions

Five tropical cyclones in the Atlantic basin on September 14, 2020. NOAA GOES-East Satellites orbiting Earth photographed the most devastating and world-changing events of the year from above. When wildfires engulfed Australia, protests erupted across the US, and a historic astronaut mission launched, satellites tracked it all. The 21 satellite images below also reveal oil spills, explosions, and pandemic lockdowns. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Anybody can see that ...
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The FAA released SpaceX's rough plan to fly Starship rockets to orbit from Texas, and the agency wants public input on it

An illustration of SpaceX's planned 39-story Starship rocket system launching from Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, wants to launch a new Starship rocket system to orbit from Boca Chica, Texas. The company frequently flies suborbital Starship prototypes from the site, but the Federal Aviation Administration can't yet grant SpaceX a license to orbit. SpaceX must first complete an environmental assessment of its new plans, and the FAA is seeking public comments reg...
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Satellite images show the charred remains of SpaceX's Starship rocket prototype, after a successful test launch ended in explosion

SpaceX's facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, as seen from space on December 10, 2020, including the remains of an explosive test flight. Satellite image (c)2020 Maxar Technologies New satellite images show SpaceX's rocket facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, the day after a Starship test flight ended in an explosive landing. The photos show the charred remains of the prototype, including its nosecone, which Elon Musk wants to preserve "in memory" of the launch. A newer Starship prototype mode...
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SpaceX posted a jaw-dropping video of its Starship prototype belly flopping, flipping, and exploding into smithereens

SpaceX's Starship prototype SN8 falls toward a remote camera shortly after launching from Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9. SpaceX via Twitter SpaceX launched — and blew up — a 16-story prototype of its Starship rocket system on Wednesday. Despite the explosive landing of the vehicle, called Starship SN8 (serial No. 8), SpaceX founder Elon Musk hailed the ambitious test as a big success. SpaceX placed a robotic tracking camera at SN8's landing site to record the vehicle careening back ...
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SpaceX just launched - and exploded - an experimental Starship rocket in Texas. The test nevertheless propels Elon Musk's vision of interplanetary travel closer to reality.

SpaceX's Starship serial no. 8, or SN8, rocket ship prototype launches off a pad in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. The vehicle exploded on landing but SpaceX considered the test a success. SpaceX SpaceX launched a prototype of its Starship spaceship thousands of feet into the air above its Boca Chica, Texas, facilities on Tuesday. The 16-story vehicle exploded upon landing. However, Elon Musk previously estimated a 2-in-3 chance that the test flight would fail because it pushe...
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SpaceX may launch a winged Starship rocket prototype more than 40,000 feet above Texas this afternoon

SpaceX is building and launching Starship prototypes in Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX; Mark Brake/Getty Images; Business Insider SpaceX plans to launch a full-size Starship rocket prototype about 7.8 miles (12.5 kilometers) into the air at 4:45 p.m. CT on Wednesday from Boca Chica, Texas. The planned flight is Starship's highest yet. SpaceX wants to test the aerodynamics, steering, landing ability, and more of the 16-story steel-bodied prototype, called SN8 (serial No. 8). SpaceX can fly the v...
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Watch live: SpaceX may launch a winged Starship rocket prototype more than 40,000 feet above Texas this afternoon

SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, is building and launching Starship prototypes in Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX; Mark Brake/Getty Images; Business Insider SpaceX hopes to launch a full-size Starship rocket prototype about 7.8 miles (12.5 kilometers) into the air on Wednesday from Boca Chica, Texas. The planned flight is Starship's highest yet. SpaceX aims to test the aerodynamics, steering, landing ability, and more of the 16-story, steel-bodied prototype, called SN8 (serial no. 8). SpaceX can fl...
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SpaceX just scrubbed an ambitious Starship rocket launch after the engines automatically aborted

SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, is building and launching Starship prototypes in Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX; Mark Brake/Getty Images; Business Insider SpaceX was prepared to launch an advanced prototype of its Starship spaceship about 40,000 feet into the air above its Boca Chica, Texas facilities on Tuesday. The rocket's Raptor engines, however, cut off the launch process just 1.3 seconds before liftoff. Elon Musk had previously estimated a 2-in-3 chance that the test flight would fail, as i...
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