If your only source of news happened to be Elon Musk’s twitter feed, you’d be forgiven for thinking his Starship test launch in Boca Chica Texas the other day concluded with a total and unqualified success.
‘Mars, here we come!!’ Musk merrily tweeted, despite the fact his precious multi-million dollar spaceship had just spectacularly detonated all over the landing zone. .
‘Successful ascent, switchover to header tanks & precise flap control to landing point!’ Musk nonetheless enthused, even as his unmanned 16-storey rocket was smouldering hotly in a south Texas crater.
Today we’ll briefly be looking at why Elon Musk is so chirpy about the crash, and explaining why SpaceX SN8 was a success, regardless of its final outcome.
Why Starship SN8 Was A Success Regardless