Elon Musk’s Mars rocket suffered an explosive setback. Indeed, a technical incident has occurred. Explanations.
“Yeah, actually, it’s not good. The team is assessing the damage.” : here’s what Elon Musk said on Twitter after the explosion of a Starship thruster that took place last week. A technical incident that occurred during a startup test at SpaceX’s Boca Chica facility in Texas, as reported Phonandroid.
This impressive explosion would be due to the cryogenic fuel used. “Cryogenic fuel is an additional challenge, as it evaporates to create a fuel-air explosion hazard in a partially oxygenated atmosphere like Earth’s”explained Elon Musk.
This event could undermine the plan of the CEO of SpaceX. He wants to put his Starship spacecraft into orbit this year. Then, by 2030, he wants to launch the first manned flights to Mars.