Watch: SpaceX Prototype Rocket Misses Landing Again, Explodes

A test launch conducted by SpaceX of a Starship rocket prototype ended on an explosive note Tuesday. Starship SN9 crashed in a fireball as it approached the launch pad at SpaceX's development facility in Boca Chica, Texas, during a landing attempt.


SpaceX's Starship 8 prototype took off - and then crash landed - in Texas on December 9, 2020

Elon Musk Celebrates Starship Rocket Launch Despite Explosion

SpaceX founder Elon Musk expressed his excitement over the success of Starship SN8's flight despite the rocket exploding during landing. Starship prototypes are being developed to serve as spacecraft for cargo missions and to carry astronauts to and from the moon and Mars in the future.