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This SpaceX rocket launch went...not so well

This SpaceX rocket launch went...not so well
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Elon Musk and his new company, SpaceX, launched their very first Super Heavy rocket yesterday, hoping to result in a 90-minute flight into space.

But that wasn't the case...

Less than four minutes after launching East of Brownsville, Texas, the SpaceX rocket exploded, failing to make it beyond an altitude of 32 kilometres. This test flight was thankfully uncrewed.

Though unsuccessful, this flight is still marked as a learning lesson for future missions, marked Elon Musk and his team yesterday. The team's primary goal was for the rocket to liftoff.

"With a test like this, success comes from what we learn, and today’s test will help us improve Starship’s reliability as SpaceX seeks to make life multi-planetary."

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

...marked Elon Musk and the SpaceX team on Twitter yesterday following the launch.

Though no nearby residents were hurt, the town of Port Isabel sure felt the impact of this unsuccessful mission.

In this town 6 miles northwest of the launch, a thick debris fof dust could be seen covering cars and houses in the area. Certain residents also revealed they felt a 'mini earthquake' during the launch, according to an interview with The New York Times.

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