‘Actually not good’, says Musk as SpaceX booster bursts into flames on launchpad

A booster for SpaceX’s next-generation Starship spacecraft burst into flames on the launchpad on Monday.

The fireball engulfed the rocket during the ground test-fire in Texas, potentially meaning that Elon Musk’s plans to launch Starship into orbit this year will be delayed.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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