A third landing failure – SpaceX missile detonates after landing

An unmanned prototype of a new missile exploded minutes after its initially successful landing in Texas.

First it successfully landed again after takeoff, then exploded: an Elon Musk Spacex missile.

Minutes after landing in Texas, an unmanned prototype of SpaceX’s new rocket exploded. In a video that the company aired on Wednesday, the SN-10 missile burst into flames after it initially successfully landed after a test flight. This is the third failed Starship missile landing in a row.

The company did not initially make any statements about the failure. In early February, the previous model, SN-9, caught fire upon landing. Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, hopes that a rocket will one day be able to take people and goods to Mars. The company has already proven itself in space travel with the Falcon 9 rocket and sent its first manned mission to the International Space Station last November.

Should people ever come to Mars: the SN-10 missile at launch. (March 3, 2021)

AFP / Jose Romero / SpaceX

However, the most recent test flight caused an explosion after landing.

However, the most recent test flight caused an explosion after landing.

Agence France-Presse / SpaceX

At first it looks like a successful landing.

At first it looks like a successful landing.

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