In the United States, the rocket prototype designed by SpaceX company for Mars and Moon voyages exploded during testing in Texas.
In the test conducted by SpaceX at the Boca Chica trial site in Texas, the lead-shaped steel construction shuttle, which climbed to an altitude of about 10 thousand meters, began to descend after taking a horizontal position in the air.
While approaching the ground during the descent maneuver, the 50-meter shuttle, which could not take a vertical position again, exploded after it touched the ground.
In December, when the prototype named SN8 was tested, the rocket’s air engine malfunctioned and exploded during landing.
SpaceX aims to use Starship on manned lunar and Mars expeditions.