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SpaceX’s unmanned Starship explodes over Gulf of Mexico after Texas liftoff

There were no people on board the rocket that took off from South Texas on Thursday morning. SpaceX officials said the incident will still inform the company’s future flights.

SpaceX's next-generation Starship spacecraft atop its powerful Super Heavy rocket self-destructs after its launch from the company's Boca Chica launchpad on a brief uncrewed test flight near Brownsville  on April 20, 2023. in a still image from video.

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