What might have gone wrong -“SN10 engine was low on thrust due (probably) to partial helium ingestion from fuel header tank,” the billionaire explained. “Impact of 10m/s crushed legs & part of skirt.” After that (not unlike Nasa Apollo missions) the rocket blew up on the pad – © blogfactory


An Explanation

SpaceX’s SN10 Starship prototype may have landed successfully, but the subsequent explosion arguably left something to be desired.

The Elon Musk-led company is now hard at work to stop the next prototype, dubbed SN11, from blasting itself into tiny bits of steel shrapnel. That means that the big question in the space industry is whether it’ll succeed — a tension that, naturally, seems to be top-of-mind for Musk himself.