Elon Musk’s SpaceX LOSES world’s biggest rocket after explosion during second test flight

Elon Musk’s SpaceX LOSES world’s biggest rocket after explosion during second test flight
Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman


Published: 18/11/2023

- 15:03

The two-stage 397ft rocket is the largest and most powerful ever built

SpaceX lost contact with its Starship mega rocket following explosions during its second test flight.

The two-stage 397ft rocket is the largest and most powerful ever built, and Elon Musk’s company harboured ambitions for an altitude of 150 miles.


Had they succeeded, it would have been high enough for the spacecraft to travel around the globe before landing in the Pacific near Hawaii 90 minutes after lifting off.

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