The prototype ship Starship Elon musk exploded in tests in Texas
The third in this year vehicle prototype Starship created by the company SpaceX Elon musk for interplanetary flight, exploded during tests in Texas, the translation is a specialized American website nasaspaceflight.com.
According to broadcast, SpaceX conducted a test firing of a methane Raptor engine in a prototype vehicle Starship SN4 in the village of Boca Chica, Texas. However, after some time after the test had the fuel leak and the prototype exploded.
In April, another prototype Starship SN3 - burst during the pressurization of liquid nitrogen. Musk explained that the human factor.
In February, another prototype Starship SN1 - tore itself apart during a test of the pressurization liquid nitrogen. In November 2019, a prototype Starship Mk1 burst when testing for leaks.
SpaceX is developing a transportation system, consisting of a fully reusable booster and Super Heavy vehicle Starship. The system will allow you to deliver satellites, crews and cargoes into earth orbit and to the moon and Mars. The location of the launch and landing of the system is determined Space center Kennedy at Cape Canaveral in Florida and the spaceport in the village of Boca Chica, Texas.