It is SpaceX succeeded in having a prototype of the Starship rocket take off and land at the end of a test flight. So much for the good news. Because once the rocket was back on the ground, it caught fire after all. In fact, it exploded!
SpaceX is making progress
Serial number 10 (SN10) landed neatly on the ground in Boca Chica, Texas, America. Unlike its predecessors SN8 and SN9, which crashed to the ground.
After landing, a fire started around the landing site and eight minutes later the SN10 exploded.
Despite the blast, SpaceX is making tremendous progress. The prototype successfully performed its flight maneuvers and managed to land a fairly soft landing. These milestones will instill confidence in the company as it moves forward with the ambitious concept.
— SPACE.com (@SPACEdotcom) March 3, 2021
SpaceX is considering Starships to replace its existing Falcon missiles.
These vehicles perform regular missions – both manned and unmanned – for the US space agency NASA, the US military and other commercial companies.
Fly to the moon for free
CEO Elon Musk has promised a 2023 lunar excursion to Japanese online fashion retail billionaire Yusaku Maezawa.
The Japanese is looking for eight people to fly to the moon. More than 100,000 people have already registered. Number one is India, two is Japan and three is America in term of registration. The Japanese puts the entire travel sum away for all eight people.
It is not known what he has to pay for it, but according to Musk it is ‘a lot of money’. The trip is scheduled for 2023, making it the first lunar trip of humans since 1972.