By Nathan Wayne
It appears that SpaceX’s Starship SN8 just crashed onto Texas soil and exploded into smithereens. This is a successful test flight as they will learn more about its weaknesses, however, this explosion may set SpaceX back in rocket improvement speed. No injuries are expected to be reported.
On December 9 close to 3 P.M. (PST) a SpaceX prototype rocket launched and then did a short free fall before staying horizontal for a moment. After completing its freefall, landing thrusters were engaged for an upright completion. Instead of landing unharmed, it instead slammed to the ground where now all is left are rocket ashes. The rocket landing location was expected by many citizens to be off the Texas coast but instead slammed into earthen soil.