The Starship SN9 explodes on landing as SpaceX conducts a test flight on Tuesday. Photo: SpaceX via AFP The Starship SN9 explodes on landing as SpaceX conducts a test flight on Tuesday. Photo: SpaceX via AFP
The Starship SN9 explodes on landing as SpaceX conducts a test flight on Tuesday. Photo: SpaceX via AFP
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SpaceX Starship prototype rocket explodes, in blow to Mars hopes

  • The rocket successfully performed a series of manoeuvres, but crashed as it tried to return to a vertical position for landing
  • This is the second such explosion after the previous Starship prototype met a similar fate in December

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The Starship SN9 explodes on landing as SpaceX conducts a test flight on Tuesday. Photo: SpaceX via AFP The Starship SN9 explodes on landing as SpaceX conducts a test flight on Tuesday. Photo: SpaceX via AFP
The Starship SN9 explodes on landing as SpaceX conducts a test flight on Tuesday. Photo: SpaceX via AFP
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