This gallery of SN10 photos exhibits the car’s flight on Wednesday. [credit: Trevor Mahlmann ]
So what, precisely, are we to make of the third flight of a full-scale Starship prototype?
If nothing else, Wednesday afternoon’s flight supplied a number of minutes of first-rate leisure: Rocketship goes up. Rocketship comes down. Rocketship lands. After which, with an unbelievable plot twist 10 minutes later, rocketship briefly ascends once more after which blows up.
All of it appeared outstanding. Like lots of the most inspiring issues SpaceX has achieved during the last decade, this launch, touchdown, and subsequent explosion appeared virtually otherworldly. It felt like a peek into the long run, a glimpse of one thing but unseen, which may but be.
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