Elon Musk is having a tough week — certainly one of his SpaceX rockets ignited into an enormous ball of fireside Friday, and but … there’s nonetheless some excellent news.
The corporate’s 4th prototype of its Starship rocket was fueled up on a south Texas launchpad when it burst into flames. You’ll be able to hear SpaceX engineers discussing one thing a couple of attainable methane leak, although it is unclear if that was from the rocket or one thing close by the pad.
Both approach … one thing lit Elon’s child on fireplace. Fortunately, the take a look at was unmanned — in contrast to the Crew Dragon spacecraft, they hope to ship into orbit on Saturday from Cape Canaveral.
As you already know, Thursday’s launch was scrubbed as a result of crappy climate in Florida. Proper now, the launch nonetheless solely has a 50/50 shot of going off as scheduled. It rains quite a bit in FL and will get pushed to Sunday.
As for the Starship rocket … SpaceX hopes that may ultimately have the ability to carry massive numbers of area vacationers — as much as 100 at a time — into area, and ultimately to Mars.
Present of fingers … who desires to be first on board?