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Watch: SpaceX’s “Starship” Explodes On Launch Pad During Routine Pressurization Test

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

When the world first caught a glance of SpaceX’s “Starship” super rocket, many joked about it looking like an abandoned grain silo wrapped in tin foil.

OK, we admit. That was mostly us joking that it looked like an abandoned grain silo wrapped in tin foil. But look at it…

Watch: SpaceX's "Starship" Explodes On Launch Pad During Routine Pressurization Test

Now it turns out that had it actually been an abandoned grain silo, it may have performed better during SpaceX’s pressure test of the “vehicle” that was held right before the weekend.

Instead, the product of Elon Musk innovation wound up blowing up on the launch pad at the company’s South Texas facility, after being tested for pressure with inert liquid nitrogen. The photographs from the morning after show the extent of the damage on the rocket, which we’re certain will not be reused. 

Watch: SpaceX's "Starship" Explodes On Launch Pad During Routine Pressurization Test

Initial reports claim that the tank may have suffered a structural failure during pressurization and information about injuries and the extent of the damage was not readily available from SpaceX. The protoype ship was designed only for an “initial round of tests”, according to Yahoo News, who said that future prototypes would be used for more ambitious tests.

Watch: SpaceX's "Starship" Explodes On Launch Pad During Routine Pressurization Test

But judging by the streaming video of this test, SpaceX has a long way to go. Next Spaceflight’s Michael Baylor  said on Twitter:

“Test, fail, fix, test, fail, fix is SpaceX’s game. They will learn from it and get it right.”

Streaming video caught the Starship N1 tank popping and imploding as the ship flew into the air, before crashing back down to Earth.

Social media skeptics of Elon Musk couldn’t help but say “I told you so”. We wonder if Tesla skeptics will have a similar day at some point soon.

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Assad must stay

i used to think elon musk was the real deal, that he was on to something, now i am not so sure how serious or innovative he truly is

Albert Pike

Sorry he was never the real deal – he was part of the Paypalmafia and a fake:
There is space-mouse runing over his engine from min 20 on, and nobody cares – because everbody knows most of what Elon does is a fake:

Assad must stay

what a chump, he needs to be exposed for the world to see

Mighty Mongrel

omg, I guess you think the earth is flat too huh ? Elon’s can be a right idiot, but I’m 100% certain you’re much more of an idiot then him, what exactly have you accomplished in life ? apart from leaving comments online ? lol … nawwww, you’re just a little bitch

Albert Pike

Oh mighty mongrel, now I am scared…

Why don’t try to explain the mouse running in space over his red hot engine nozzle? Or would you like to tell me that’s all kosher what your great Elon does? Well it isn’t, his own ‘uplink’ proves it…

Mighty Mongrel

hahaha, a mouse, that so happens to be still alive in a vacuum, running on a red hot engine … you sir, need to take your medication, hahahahaha


He’s a fraud,he has no respect for soviet nor russian nor even nasa space shuttle missions,hires a packa selfie trolls,whom bag anything that hint’d risks to their fake stocks and shares concept,
just like bezos and the other clown whom together try anything to demean true scientific results.
Notice most are video card effects,there is a new wave of deep fake truths out there sadly!

Albert Pike

And it’s all old information – it’s a surprise anybody believes anything what he is doing: http://mileswmathis.com/musk.pdf

Assad must stay

Agree hundred precent


He is a facade for the elites, all of his projects have been heavily subsidised – so what’s he good at? Attracting money.


us space force in action:

chump to elon: mr. elon, warp 10!
elon: yes sir!



Stay focused russia has the real deal and nasa to a certain extent,rest of the wests are fakes,not sure about china to date but they more advanced than india in every respect so they should be considering!


More wasted tax payer money. And yes taxpayers are subsidizing Elon’s toys.


This os wonderful news. Long may such events last for Spacex.

rightiswrong rightiswrong

Musk gets richer with every failure.

If only life was like that for the joe soaps of life!

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