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SpaceX Latest Starship Test Goes Perfectly Except For When It Explodes At The End

SpaceX Latest Starship Test Goes Perfectly Except For When It Explodes At The End

SpaceX has been performing launch-flip-and-land tests of its new beyond-Earth-orbit launcher and spacecraft prototype, Starship, since December of last year. That first test ended in a big fireball, because Starship didn’t quite stick the landing. A second test, last month, came closer, but kind of belly-flopped into the ground, ending…

The 5 Biggest Tech Failures on Mars

The 5 Biggest Tech Failures on Mars

Space fans all over the world breathed a sigh of relief on Friday when NASA’s Perseverance rover reached the surface of Mars safely. Humanity’s recent spate of bad luck aside, Mars is famous for ending missions before they even begin, with its inhospitable climate and the whole being-225-million-kilometres-away thing. Though…