Dawn Of The New Starship Era

Despite a spectacular ‘rapid unscheduled disassembly’ four minutes into its flight, the maiden voyage of SpaceX’s monster super heavy lift rocket is considered a successful failure. SpaceX say they will learn from their mistakes and try again in a matter of months. And if they succeed, they will have a vehicle far more powerful than the Saturn V moon rocket of the Apollo era, with the distinct advantage of being fully reusable. Piers and Brad discuss this giant leap in rocket technology, what it all means and whether they’d ever sign up for a ride.

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SpaceX Starship
Starship Flight Test
SpaceX’s Starship blew up after launch — it also caused ‘catastrophic’ damage on the ground