SpaceX Starship Prototype Collapses in Third Failed Test

SpaceX Starship Prototype Collapses in Third Failed Test

Video of the incident shows the top portion of the prototype vehicle losing its structural integrity, causing it to come tumbling down.

This failure happened around 3am ET at SpaceX's very own testing facility located in Boca Chica, Texas according to SpaceNews.

A group of rocket scientists, Musk, filled it with liquid nitrogen to check if the spacecraft could handle the freezing temperatures and pressures in space.

Once this was developed, SpaceX has meant to use their Starship platform in order for them to deliver passengers as well as cargo to Earth orbit, the moon, and in the future, Mars! These are high expectations which CEO Elon Musk has recently been open about. The rocket will be unlike anything seen before, capable of carrying upwards of 100 passengers. The most recent Starship prototype, designated "SN3", failed catastrophically during cryogenic proof testing, which is created to simulate pressures the spacecraft would encounter during a test flight.

Starship is the company's massive spacecraft created to colonize Mars and tackle other heavy-lift deep-space missions. Back on November 20, 2019, the previous Mk1 prototype blew its exceptionally top during the cryogenic weight test! "Fixing & will retest soon", Musk added in a follow-up tweet.

San Francisco: A third prototype of Elon Musk-run SpaceX's next-generation rocket Starship "SN3" broke apart during a pressure test at the company's test site in Boca Chica, Texas.

Due to this latest setback, the upcoming static-fire test for the Starship SN3 would most probably be delayed and can not be expected to do a "hop" test any time soon.

It used to be that day reported that SN3 successfully passed a similar test conducted at ambient temperature before attempting to proceed to the next stage.

Read Also: Hubble Space Telescope Prove Umbrella Galaxy Has a Cannibalistic Past With Stunning Image! When it comes to disappointment in regards to the tests, Elon Musk himself has indicated a enormous measure of tolerance and poise and this may very well need to proceed particularly since the ongoing disappointment.

Musk has hinted that many of these prototypes will be needed to ideal the Starship vehicle.

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