[SLO MO 4K] Massive explosion of a SpaceX Starship Prototype (SN4) at Boca Chica Texas

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SpaceX lost one of its Starship prototype test vehicles after a successful test fire of its SN-20 Raptor engine. Reminder that this vehicle is in no way related to the DM-2 mission, the Falcon 9 rocket or the Crew Dragon Capsule. This is a test program working on advanced prototypes for the Starship program and failure is halfway expected.
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May 29, 2020




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alimiel 2 hours ago
The piece of debris that enters the top of the frame at 0:41 then lands in the fireball makes a shock wave at 0:51 through the fire ball. Did it hit something with more fuel, was it full of fuel, what happen with that little secondary explosion?
Rohit Yarakala
Rohit Yarakala 2 days ago
Did anyone die there
Palle Girate
Palle Girate 2 days ago
are you happy how money of the american citizens are used by Elon?
Jack C.
Jack C. 4 days ago
What is the horn blast for? Is that just a warning or is something to help mitigate a shock wave?, or is there just a semi/ train that likes explosions lol
Emil Catalin
Emil Catalin 6 days ago
Can a large, mostly hollow body like the Starship sustain Apollo like free-return reentry speeds, or will it have to perform an Earth Orbit injection before attempting to reenter? Starship is roughly as large as an entire Shuttle stack. And the Shuttle orbiter alone was confined to low earth orbit reentries...
Emil Catalin
Emil Catalin 6 days ago
Please, please, please don't let this go the way of the X-33 Venture Star. Growing up in the mid 90s you just couldn t get away from the promises of the X-33...
Elly Rust
Elly Rust 7 days ago
Hopefully every rocket the US launches explodes in a beautiful fireball just like this one
trololoev 8 days ago
Cerbal SpaceX Program.
Stu 10 days ago
oh dear
13I347 VIIIC
13I347 VIIIC 11 days ago
me : making a rocket meme vid everday astronaut: yeeets the water mark
amigoatomic115 2
amigoatomic115 2 15 days ago
Alguien habla españoñ
wpicgamer king
wpicgamer king 16 days ago
I love space
ThePeeCeeKid 17 days ago
Rip the millions
Dream Time
Dream Time 17 days ago
Space Facts Wax
Space Facts Wax 17 days ago
Thanks for uploading. I had the chance to see a rocket launch in 2018. Incredible experience. I uploaded a pretty awesome clip of the trip on my page.
Paw Beans
Paw Beans 19 days ago
1:32 lmao is that text necessary
Tim Hinkley
Tim Hinkley 19 days ago
Once the outer body of the rocket stages are welded could they use adhesives to cheaply an inner layer of sheets to reinforce the welding. This could include overlapping sheets. Or adhesive sheets that just cover the area of the welds. This may add weight but make construction stronger for less cost. Are there adhesives that can resist extremely low temperature. They could also be welded at some points to reinforce the sheets. Very long sheets could be placed around the whole diameter of the body with only one point needing strong adhesion or welding. One major seam. And what types of material would be more effective for the inner layer?
Idir Oujbbour
Idir Oujbbour 20 days ago
Its prodigieux quil ny ai pas de blesser. Et vive the world
Phantom Apprentice
just another day at the kerbal space center
RiPPAN 21 day ago
Starhopper: Pathetic
Jim Timney
Jim Timney 23 days ago
I'm convinced the best chance to avoid tank dome failures is to avoid complicated gore and filler welds. If necessary weld into a flat plate and use old metal spinning technique with CNC to shape domes. Inspect flat plate welds before spinning. It's a no brainer. Best if single plate of sufficent size can be obtained. Only welds would be peripheral.
Cedric Monson
Cedric Monson 23 days ago
Hey Tim I am creating the Phoenix engine (full flow stage hybrid engine and I need some help. Will you help me find some research on how to design a rocket engine minus the turbo pump. This is a totally serious comment. I need help.
Lightfire LP
Lightfire LP 24 days ago
Is This new ? Wtf man.
Ratheesh Rajendran
Ratheesh Rajendran 24 days ago
Now y'all know why musk bought the entire neighborhood:D
S M 24 days ago
All right who let the intern do the final checks?
Jeffery Hall
Jeffery Hall 24 days ago
Was waiting a long time for that one piece going up 0:35, to come back down....... Finally 1:11
Joe Bramblett
Joe Bramblett 25 days ago
Flamey end everywhere.
GeraldT Freehoffer
GeraldT Freehoffer 25 days ago
Wow , I hope there was some unlucky occupant on board hoping to reach the stars, if so he or she met " God"
The Open Source Graphic Designer
Michael Bay somewhere is inspired to create a new but awful action film.
nagori //
nagori // 25 days ago
rip starship prototype may elon learn from this explosion
Itzz Camdog
Itzz Camdog 25 days ago
What were they trying to do
ItsMeDaijah 26 days ago
Wylde Wylde
Wylde Wylde 26 days ago
It's ok, the dog survived.
MegaChris 26 days ago
They have to know the limits of Starship, this is actualy a good thing.
Joey Jamison
Joey Jamison 26 days ago
Other than that, the test went well...
Sverre Aarnes
Sverre Aarnes 26 days ago
Elon Musk has left the chat
edson Brito
edson Brito 26 days ago
Os test são pra isso né
breckandy 27 days ago
This has happened before with them. Those astronauts that went up a week or two ago had to be real nervous
Sharkcraft 14 days ago
@breckandy That is exactly what they are doing. This is a prototype. Also, this rocket had no humans on board anyway.
breckandy 27 days ago
@Everyday Astronaut They should rigorously test this rocket before they send it . A big mistake can cost a big money. I'm glad you and I were not on it.
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut 27 days ago
This has literally nothing in common with Falcon 9 and Dragon. Completely different systems. One is fully tested and proven through years of flights and rigorous testing. The other is in infancy and pushing the boundaries.
Old Conspiracy Dude
the ground explosions are getting boring, we need a star ship refueling explosion in space to up the ante.
Hloniphizwe Mthembu
Michael Bay somewhere taking notes
Сергей Сергеевич
А если бы таксу утопили такого бы не произошло))))))
des 28 days ago
This is how an unhandled exception could look like :)
Eclectic 28 days ago
it looks so cool at x2 speed at the start
ajay kumar
ajay kumar 28 days ago
Why some of the big VFX giants are not recording all these so that they can use it later point of time for real time simulations of these rockets explosion. Just a thought.
Kassim Baba
Kassim Baba 28 days ago
Elon Musk: Ahh another day on the job.. aint it exciting?
trickyricky MTB
trickyricky MTB 29 days ago
"Failure is an option" spoken by the man himself
trickyricky MTB
trickyricky MTB 29 days ago
And lets be fair, this is exactly how we got to where we are with Falcon 9 & Falcon Heavy
Scootland Braunskies
Cause we got, hiigh hopes 🎵 ...
Crazy Funny Cats
Crazy Funny Cats 29 days ago
It’s only money 💰🙈
bcvbb hyui
bcvbb hyui 29 days ago
That is what I call TO THE POINT!!!! Not like these videos where you have 20 minutes of bla bla bla for just 5 seconds of the actual thing at the end...
Marco Martini
Marco Martini 29 days ago
Mr. Musk, what is the acceptable expected failure rate for this round of tests? Elon: Yes!
Makai Mauka
Makai Mauka Month ago
Good thing there only pristine wilderness around there...
Hans Wurst
Hans Wurst Month ago
Did anyone get injured btw?
Chris Betz
Chris Betz Month ago
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vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt Month ago
"Ahhhh that's hot" -Will Smith
Jordan Kessler
Jordan Kessler Month ago
Hopefully this won’t happen when astronauts are on it
joyfulvulture Month ago
where are the cult followers now
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt Month ago
wot happened??
Sakurako Hikari
Sakurako Hikari Month ago
This is an amazing example of an R.U.D.... Rapid unscheduled disassembly.
Denita Arnold
Denita Arnold Month ago
And you thought you had a bad day ☹️
Native2458 Month ago
The odds of the starship exploding for the first crew members is very high.
Benjamin Block
Benjamin Block Month ago
Says who?
Model '73
Model '73 Month ago
I do believe SpaceX will get it together for a working safe Starship. That’ being said I cant image it landing on the moon or mars without a prepared landing pad unless the ‘landing legs’ are severely rethought.
ISRO Spaceflight
One day Boca Chica is going to be gateway to Mars
iComeAtNecks Month ago
Look at those graphics.
bcvbb hyui
bcvbb hyui Month ago
"Ahhhh that's hot" -Will Smith
imarchello Month ago
GG SN4, Good luck SN5
Buzz Jackson
Buzz Jackson Month ago
That is what I call TO THE POINT!!!! Not like these videos where you have 20 minutes of bla bla bla for just 5 seconds of the actual thing at the end...
bcvbb hyui
bcvbb hyui Month ago
That is one way not to build a rocket = PROGRESS! LOL
Cordell Ivy
Cordell Ivy Month ago
Rumor says Bezos sabatoged this And today a California Amazon warehouse was destroyed by fire......
Alexandr Ilchenko
Ярик бачок потик
Johnny G.
Johnny G. Month ago
Climate change by Sapce X
The Sovjets have with the N1-Moon-Rocket learned the Hard Way that a Cluster of so much Engines has a unpredictable Cooling and Heat-Problem.Hope they Manage it.
Electron Proton Neutron Mouron
No smoking please ! Hey you ....
Myles Aston
Myles Aston Month ago
wot happened??
12su6 27jbg
12su6 27jbg Month ago
Everybody: oh no I hope nobody got hurt with that one Elon Musk: hehe big rocket makes boom
MMcMichael -
MMcMichael - Month ago
Little Geoff
Little Geoff Month ago
A Houston we got a problem
pirkkala Month ago
i mean falcon 9 blew up plenty of times before it took humans to space. trial and error
qopoy dnon
qopoy dnon Month ago
SN4 gets the the highest of SpaceX prototyping honors: 🎖 Best explosion yet!
rlyehdate Month ago
This is the explosion every movie director expect from a kick
peetre Month ago
amazing pieces bigger than a car thrown so high!
qopoy dnon
qopoy dnon Month ago
O not
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