SpaceX Starship launches ... then explodes (13 images)
The uncrewed launch of SpaceX's Starship spacecraft ended with an explosion after it left the Starbase spaceport in Boca Chica, Texas, on April 20, 2023. While the spacecraft successfully lifted off, the second stage failed to separate andthe vessel broke up.
SpaceX's Starship explodes minutes after lift off from Starbase, in Boca Chica, Texas, on April 20,2023. Photo by Thom Baur/UPI