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SpaceX nails Starship landing, but rocket explodes minutes later

SpaceX nails Starship landing, but rocket explodes minutes later

Source: Spaceflight Now
Date Published: 03/03/2021

The latest prototype of SpaceX’s  Starship launch vehicle — Starship SN10 — took off from the company’s South Texas test site and flew to an altitude of more than 30,000 feet Wednesday, then descended to a controlled vertical landing after two previous test vehicles crashed at touchdown. Minutes later, the 16-story test rocket exploded in a fireball, but the test flight appeared to be a major step forward in the early stages of the Starship test flight program.

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