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A hard landing: Musk's Starship fails to slow down, explodes on way back

The prototype experienced a "hard landing" after its successful ascent, a perfect flip maneuver to position itself for a landing before it exploded seconds after touching the ground

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SpaceX | Mars Mission | SpaceX Falcon 9

Shibu Tripathi  |  New Delhi 



Starship, SpaceX
The Starship will enter Mars’ atmosphere at 7.5 kilometers per second and decelerate aerodynamically. (Shutterstock)

Days after CEO said that his company is working towards the launch of an uncrewed Mars flight in about two years, the technological giant has hit a drag as the ambitious Starship exploded upon landing during its eighth test flight on Thursday. Musk termed it "successful."

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First Published: Thu, December 10 2020. 12:30 IST

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