OAN’s Elizabeth Volberding
10:20 AM – Sunday, November 19, 2023
Elon Musk’s space technology company, SpaceX, launched its mega rocket Starship which exploded just minutes after reaching space.
On Saturday, SpaceX launched a test flight for the powerful Starship rocket. However, just minutes after reaching space, both stages of the craft, including the booster and the spacecraft, were lost in explosions over the ocean.
The rocket ship managed to reach space after successfully launching from SpaceX’s private Starbase site in Boca Chica, Texas, at approximately 8:00 a.m. Eastern time.
The flight test was intended to boost as high as 90 miles above ground and was planned to last for a 90-minutes test operation to space and back.
However, just eight minutes later, flight controllers lost the ability to maintain the spacecraft’s course and communication was lost.
According to SpaceX officials, the spacecraft’s self-destruct system exploded over the Gulf of Mexico.
Even though the two stages separated as intended, the…
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