SpaceX’s Super Heavy Rocket explodes in dramatic second Starship flight test

SpaceX’s Super Heavy Rocket booster exploded just after separation from the Starship spacecraft just minutes into its second flight test early Saturday. 

The uncrewed Starship and Super Heavy Rocket blasted off from SpaceX’s Starbase facility near Boca, Chica, Texas at 8:03 a.m ET. Stage separation was completed just under three minutes later, amid loud cheers from SpaceX employees watching the launch. Less than a minute after separation, the Super Heavy booster exploded, or as SpaceX said, experienced a “rapid unscheduled…

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