A spaceship explosion has never looked so good.
SpaceX’s Starship SN10 prototype experienced a bit of oopsie after landing.
The stainless steel tower decided to deliver the ghost several minutes after landing on Wednesday, rising in a huge column of flames, just like its two predecessors SN8 and SN9.
“RIP SN10, honorable discharge” Musk tweeted after the event.
Courtesy of the Space launch photography Cosmic Perspective YouTube account, we can relive the event in incredible slow motion, including the sounds of a cheering crowd near the launch pad.
The rocket can be seen exploding like an overloaded soda can, exploding into a gigantic fireball. Moments later, chunks of what remains of the rocket can be seen returning to the surface below, landing with a satisfying thud.
The footage is detailed enough to show individual pieces of steel thrown in all directions.
It won’t be long until we see the next large-scale spacecraft prototype fly. The next prototype, called SN11, is “set to roll out to the platform in the very near future,” said John Insprucker, who was hosting Wednesday’s live stream, as quoted by SpaceNews.
READ MORE: SpaceX Starship SN10 landing and explosion in slow motion [YouTube]
More about Starship: There is a Robodog walking by the place of the explosion of the SpaceX spaceship