SpaceX’s unmanned Starship giant spacecraft,developed to carry astronauts to the Moon and Mars, reached space for the first time, but the attempt failed 10 minutes later.
It was the second attempt, after the explosion that occurred in the first attempt to achieve space flight.
The two-story rocket carrier blasted off from SpaceX’s Starbase launch pad near Boca Chica, Texas, during a scheduled 90-minute space flight.
Data transfer communication from the spacecraft was lost about 10 minutes after launch.
“We’ve lost the data from the second stage … we think it’s possible we’ve lost the second stage,” SpaceX live host John Innsprucker said.
Standing at 120 meters, a fully stacked Starship is not only the world’s most powerful launch vehicle but also the tallest. In more technical terms of measurement, Starship is about one Mechagodzilla in height pic.twitter.com/TZaArGNTya
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