SpaceX giant rocket explodes minutes after launch from Texas


SpaceX's giant new rocket exploded minutes after blasting off on its first test flight and crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. The rockets took off after a countdown full of hope and excitement and on Musk's company was aiming to send the nearly 400 foot starship rocket on around the world trip from the southern tip of Texas near the Mexican border. It carried no people or satellites. However, within minutes, commentators on the live space ex broadcast realized something had gone wrong. Obviously this is does not appear to be a nominal situation. The flight plan had called for the booster to peel away from the spacecraft minutes after lift off, but that didn't happen. The rocket began to tumble and then exploded four minutes into the flight, plummeting into the gulf, in a tweet, Musk called the Tess launch exciting and that he learned a lot for the next test launch in a few months. I'm Karen Chammas

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