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SpaceX Starship SN10 prototype sticks landing, then explodes – CBS News

The launch and landing were successful, but the prototype exploded a few minutes after touchdown.

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A SpaceX Starship prototype blasted off from southern Texas on Wednesday, climbed to an altitude of six miles, tipped over on its side as planned and plunged back to Earth in a high-altitude swan dive, flipping back vertical and then successfully landing near the launch pad. A few minutes later it exploded in a spectacular fireball.
It was the company’s third high-altitude Starship test flight and its first successful landing. But the rocket came to rest with a slight tilt and a fire could be seen…

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