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SpaceX Starship rocket explodes after launch

TARLAKENYO (April 20, 2023) — SpaceX Starship – the most powerful rocket ever built – exploded in mid-air after launching in its second attempt in Boca Chica in Texas, in the United States.

Elon Musk’s space vehicle was selected by the National Aeronautical Space Administration to support sustained lunar exploration. This test flight is aimed at sending the vehicle’s upper stage eastward to almost circumnavigate the globe.

Starship’s first launch attempt last Monday was called off minutes before launch due to a technical fault.

The spacecraft stands nearly 120m high and is designed to have almost double the thrust of any previous rocket.

Ronald Dizon
Ronald Dizon
Ronald was correspondent for several Philippine dailies and weeklies a score of years ago and was editor of a South Pacific paper. He still writes for this online news service and several local weeklies. If he's not busy, you might catch him online on playing that godawful old game. "Aaaa kakakaka!!!!!"


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