Musk’s Huge Starship Explodes On Liftoff

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SpaceX’s Starship exploded in a ball of flames on 4/20 during its first orbital launch.

The massive 365-foot-tall rocket launched around 9:30am after a pause on the countdown clock to finish final checks.

The two stages climbed toward space but experienced an issue when the Super Heavy booster and Starship did not separate.

The failure sent both stages crashing down toward Earth, but they imploded mid-descent.

Elon Musk claimed last month that there was a 50 percent chance his spacecraft could explode during the launch.

The goal was to clear the pad, which was completed, but as the 365-foot-tall rocket climbed into space, it burst into a ball of flames.


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