Starship, world’s biggest rocket, explodes in first test flight

STARSHIP, the most powerful rocket ever built, exploded during its first flight yesterday, but Elon Musk congratulated his SpaceX team on an “exciting” test of the next-generation spacecraft designed to send astronauts to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

SpaceX blew up the uncrewed rocket four minutes after it blasted off at 8.33am Central Time (1333 GMT) from Starbase, the SpaceX spaceport in Boca Chica, Texas.