A prototype of the rocket Starship was destroyed during the test

Прототип ракеты Starship разрушился во время испытаний

Elon Musk is obsessed with the idea of colonization of Mars and is confidently moving towards this goal. However, in the design of vehicles which will enable the colonists to set foot on the Red Planet, not everything goes as smoothly as we would like.

The company SpaceX has tested the second stage rocket prototype Starship that destroyed the carrier. It is reported by the Informant Tech, citing The Verge.

The rocket company Elon musk SpaceX is developing for interplanetary flights. The accident occurred during a missile test at the site of Boca Chica in Texas, when the fuel tanks were tested for stability. Tanks began to fill liquid nitrogen, and one of the tanks were deformed and literally cringed, then collapsed and the missile itself. According to Elon musk, SpaceX is studying the details of the incident, this may be due to incorrect test parameters. Previous tests, which took place on 28 February 2020, also ended in failure – the rocket exploded during inflation, the same liquid nitrogen.

We will see what the data says review in the morning, but this may have been a test configuration mistake

– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 3, 2020