Elon Musk's SpaceX managed to successfully land one of its Starship prototypes on Wednesday at the end of a high-altitude test flight. But the triumph was short-lived. Minutes after touch down the rocket was in flames. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
SpaceX’s futuristic Starship looked to have performed a perfect touchdown on March 3 before exploding with so much force that it was hurled into the air.The failure occurred just minutes after SpaceX declared success. Two previous test flights crash-landed in fireballs.The full-scale prototype of Elon Musk’s envisioned Mars ship soared more than six miles after lifting off from the southern tip of Texas.
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Spacewalking astronauts venture out of the International Space Station to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar panels arriving later this year.Nasa’s Kate Rubins and Victor Glover were carrying out the work.
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Euronews space correspondent and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano has sent the latest instalment of Space Chronicles, a series in which he documents his experiences on the International Space Station (ISS) over a six-month period.
NASA scientists on Monday unveiled first-of-a-kind home movies of last week's' daredevil Mars rover landing, vividly showing its supersonic parachute inflation over the red planet and a rocket-powered hovercraft lowering the science lab on wheels to the surface. Bryan Wood reports.