SpaceX is not wasting anytime getting the next Starship prototype ready for its first test flight, but the mission is already off to a rough start.
Starship Serial Number 9 (SN9) was erect at the firm’s Boca Chia testing facility, towering over the site, but began to lean and eventually collapsed.
Reports say that the stand holding up the craft gave out, but the vehicle assembly building was in place and caught the massive rocket from smashing on the ground.
The mishap comes just days after SpaceX’s SN8 prototype completed its first high-altitude flight of 41,000 feet that ended with exploding once it returned to the ground.
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