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SpaceX Starship prototype SN10 flies high, nails landing, then explodes – CNET

Third time’s a charm. Elon Musk’s Mars rocket prototype just made its first landing — but shortly after it went boom.



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SpaceX’s Starship prototype just made its first soft touchdown.
A month after SpaceX’s SN9 flew more than 6 miles (10 kilometers) high, its successor, SN10, duplicated the feat, flying high above Texas before nailing the landing — a first for the prototype.
SN10 is the third such developmental prototype of Starship, Elon Musk’s next-generation rocket destined for the moon and Mars, to make a high-altitude flight since the mesmerizing flight and explosive ending of SN8 in December 2020. SN9…

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