​A prototype upper-stage for SpaceX’s Mars-class Starship launch vehicle was destroyed during a maximum pressurization test Nov. 20 at the company’s Boca Chica Beach, Texas, complex.  “The purpose of the test was to pressurize systems to the max, so the outcome was not completely unexpected,” SpaceX said in a statement Nov. 20. “There were no injuries, nor is this a serious setback.” The Starship full-scale prototype, known as Mark 1, was unveiled ...


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