Starship Lands, Then Bursts Into Fireball

SpaceX Starship SN10 prototype
The remains of SN10, the third full-size Starship prototype to be tested at SpaceX’s Texas launch facility.
Credit: Trevor Mahlmann
SpaceX launched a full-scale Starship prototype on a high-altitude flight test on March 3, successfully demonstrating for the third time ascent, controlled unpowered horizontal descent, engine restart and a dramatic flip-up maneuver for a tail-first landing attempt. Unlike two previous test vehicles...

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