On March 3, SpaceX’s Starship pulled off a profitable high-altitude flight—its third in a row. In contrast to within the first two missions, the spacecraft caught the touchdown. Then, as within the final two, the spacecraft blew up.
What occurred: At round 5:14 p.m. US Central Time, the tenth Starship prototype (SN10) was launched from SpaceX’s take a look at facility in Boca Chica, Texas, flying about 10 kilometers into the air earlier than falling again down and descending safely to Earth.
About 10 minutes later, the spacecraft blew up, from what seems to have been a methane leak. Nonetheless, the precise targets of the mission had been met.