THE most powerful rocket ever built was successfully launched today, before dramatically exploding due to a technical hitch.
Elon Musk, the founder of the company behind the rocket, SpaceX, had previously given the launch a 50/50 chance of success.
Musk only wanted the rocket to get off the ground and not destroy the pad – two markers which SpaceX can successfully tick off.
But an “unscheduled disassembly” saw the rocket explode before landing in the Mexican Gulf, according to SpaceX’s current diagnosis.
“Congrats @SpaceX team on an exciting test launch of Starship!,” Musk wrote on Twitter soon after.
“Learned a lot for next test launch in a few months.”
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