It’s another sad yet didactic day for the guys at Space X. the company’s boss Elon Musk has confirmed the Starship rocket, SN11, has crashed.
Elon Musk, who is also the brains behind PayPal and Tesla, announced the crash on Twitter, adding a jocund line along the way: “At least the crater is in the right place!” it is the fourth failed test so far by the California-based aerospace manufacturer.
Previously, Space X had launched SN8 (in December) and SN9 (in February). Both had crash-landed and exploded. SN10 had a somewhat different history. It landed successfully but blew up a few minutes after, leading to interesting conversations online.
S11 is the eleventh prototype of Starship which the space company hopes will one day orbit the moon and Mars, bearing crew members.
While the world speculates what could have caused SN11 to crash as well, analysts think Space X is actually gathering valuable data from past crashes and would one day make a successful mission to Mars and to the moon.
Given the can-do spirit of Elon Musk, who runs the show, Space X might one day reach its orbit goals. Or what do you think? You’re welcome to share your thoughts below.