Epic slow-motion video of Starship launch by SpaceX

SpaceX recently completed the third orbital test flight of their Starship rocket, the largest and most powerful rocket in the world, launching from Starbase, Texas on March 14th. The launch was considered successful as Starship reached orbital velocity, as confirmed by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on social media.

Although the launch coincided with the 22nd anniversary of SpaceX’s founding, the Super Heavy booster and Ship did not return to Earth as planned, instead executing SpaceX’s Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly protocol due to communication issues. The 400-foot rocket, equipped with 33 first-stage Raptor engines, created a dramatic scene as it ascended into the clouds.

Despite the setback, SpaceX reported that many mission objectives were met during the test flight. Data collected will be instrumental in further developing Starship as a reliable method of transportation for future missions to the Moon and eventually Mars. The company remains committed to pushing the boundaries of space exploration and ensuring the success of their groundbreaking technology.