According to Indian time, we started watching this launch live from around 6.55 pm. The countdown was stopped 40 seconds before liftoff. It was told on SpaceX’s YouTube channel that the flight director held the liftoff for some time so that pressurization could be completed.
During this, a large number of spectators were waiting for the lift off. Eventually the countdown was resumed after some time. As soon as the liftoff happened, it seemed that there was some problem in flying the rocket. The rocket looked shaky. However, then he moved ahead at a fast pace and people were seen clapping. The anchors on SpaceX’s YouTube channel looked upbeat and started talking about the separation of the first stage booster, which is called the Super Heavy Booster.
Then suddenly the rocket exploded over the ‘Gulf of Mexico’. We could not take a screenshot of the visuals of the explosion, but Elon Musk was seen in a footage. It cannot be said that he was dejected, but the smile was not on his face. It is being said that Elon Musk was monitoring the launch test from the control room. Recently, through a tweet, he has congratulated the team of Starship.
As if the flight test was not exciting enough, Starship experienced a rapid unscheduled disassembly before stage separation.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 20, 2023
It is natural to congratulate, because taking the world’s most powerful rocket to lift-off is a big deal. In his tweet, Musk has written that a lot has been learned today for the next test launch. SpaceX has also given information on today’s launch test. As the flight test wasn’t exciting enough, the Starship rocket experienced a rapid and unscheduled disassembly prior to stage separation, a tweet said.
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