HOUSTON – SpaceX’s prototype Starship SN 10 rocket launched successfully Wednesday during a test flight but exploded moments after a soft landing.
The starship lifted off from SpaceX’s launch pad in Boca Chica, TX at approximately 5:13 p.m. The rocket flew to an altitude of about 10 kilometers before returning and completing a soft landing. Moments after touching down on the landing pad, the rocket burst into flames.
SN9 was most recently in the news when it exploded during landing in early February.