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SpaceX successfully launches giant Starship rocket, explodes minutes later

Posted on AllSides April 20th, 2023
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SpaceX's Starship – the biggest and most powerful rocket ever built – blasted off from the southern tip of Texas on Thursday morning.

However, just minutes later and awaiting stage separation, it experienced a failure – what SpaceX livestream hosts described as a "rapid unscheduled disassembly." 

The rocket began to tumble and then exploded four minutes into the flight, tumbling down into the Gulf of Mexico.

The cause of the failure was not immediately clear.

"Congrats @SpaceX team on an exciting test launch of Starship! Learned a lot for next...

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