SpaceX’s first high-altitude test flight of its next-generation Starship spacecraft ended in a massive fireball in South Texas on December 9 after a mission that otherwise went smoothly until the landing, prompting an upbeat reaction from founder Elon Musk. The nearly seven-minute flight proved stable until the landing attempt when the Starship failed to slow down enough. The impact of the unoccupied rocket then engulfed the landing site in flames. The Starship is SpaceX’s prototype for a cargo and passenger vehicle for long-haul missions to the moon and Mars.
Source- Hindustan Times.0