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SpaceX’s first partially-assembled Starship vehicle exploded during a cryogenic loading test Spaceflight reported.

“The purpose of today’s test was to pressurize systems to the max, so the outcome was not completely unexpected,” SpaceX said in a statement. “There were no injuries, nor is this a serious setback.”

The vehicle was first presented in Texas on September 29. Head of SpaceX Elon Musk said the spacecraft with the ability to carry in excess of 100 metric tonnes to Earth orbit would make its first flight in the upcoming six months.

SpaceX's Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket (collectively referred to as Starship) represent a fully reusable transportation system designed to carry both crew and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars and beyond. Starship. Drawing on an extensive history of launch vehicle and engine development programs, SpaceX has been rapidly iterating on the design of Starship with orbital-flight targeted for 2020.

SpaceX's Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket (collectively referred to as Starship) represent a fully reusable transportation system designed to carry both crew and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars and beyond, the company said.

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