SpaceX Starship prototype rocket explodes on landing after test launch

"Искусство быть мудрым состоит в умении знать, на что не следует обращать внимания." Уильям Джеймс ©

By Steve Gorman (Reuters) — A prototype of SpaceX’s Starship rocket exploded during a landing attempt minutes after a high-altitude experimental launch from Boca Chica, Texas, on Tuesday, in a repeat of an accident that destroyed a previous test rocket. The Starship SN9 that blew up on its final descent, like the SN8 before it, was a test model of the heavy-lift rocket being developed by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s private space company to carry humans and 100 tons of cargo on future missions to the moon and Mars. The self-guided, 16-story-tall rocket initially soared into the clear, …

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