Starship, Uncrewed, Explodes After Launch

SpaceX’s Starship exploded in midair during its first launch attempt. This powerful rocket one of the most powerful ever constructed, was uncrewed. The SpaceX Starship launched for the test flight in Boca Chica, Texas, on April 20.

“Starship just experienced what we call a rapid unplanned disassembly,” an official said on the broadcast.

SpaceX has a philosophy to embrace mishaps in the learning process and Founder Elon Must called the break up “icing on the cake.” The company believes that such accidents are the quickest best way of gathering data.