SpaceX owner Elon Musk has commented on today’s launch in the last few minutes, adding that another attempt will be made “in a few months”.
“Congrats SpaceX team on an exciting test launch of Starship! Learned a lot for next test launch in a few months,” he says.
Starship exploded minutes into the flight.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX firm – which is trying to develop a re-usable space vehicle – declared today’s unmanned test flight a success, because the rocket did clear the tower.
“Teams will continue to review data and work toward our next flight test,” SpaceX say.
“With a test like this, success comes from what we learn, and today’s test will help us improve Starship’s reliability as SpaceX seeks to make life multi-planetary.”
Rapid unscheduled disassembly
They called it a “Rapid unscheduled disassembly”
Larry the cat’s tweet is puuuurrrrfect: “Twitter’s not been ruined by Elon Musk, it’s just experienced a rapid unscheduled disassembly…”