Well, we are aware of the space program that NASA has been planning concerning the lunar missions. We are referring to the CLPS or Commercial Lunar Payload Services planned by the premier space organisation of the US. One of the partner firms among the nine private players that NASA has finalised went into an annoying scenario.
SpaceX, one of the nine private firms, has been building a prototype of the next-generation rocket, labelled Starship. However, during the ground tests in Texas, the rocket burst apart and sent a few pieces of hardware right into the sky.
To make matters worse, the event was being live streamed, and millions of fans witnessed the failure in real-time. The incident occurred when SpaceX was conducting a few pressure tests inside the vehicle. The tests were in progress at the company’s test centre at Boca Chica, Texas.
SpaceX does not, however, consider it any sort of setback to its ambitious programme. As a spokesperson from SpaceX claimed, “The purpose of today’s test was to pressurize systems to the max, so the outcome was not completely unexpected…..There were no injuries, nor is this a serious setback.”
The prototype under testing was a design meant for Starship. The Starship will be a new spacecraft under construction (or panned to be constructed to be precise) and has been planned to transport the cargo and people into space destinations like the Moon and Mars.