SpaceX hit a setback on Wednesday when the Starship Mark-1 exploded. Thankfully no one was injured and the setback was minor.
SpaceX engineers were testing how the Mark-1 handles high pressure when the metal cap blew off. YouTube channel LaPadre provided a split-screen video of the explosion.
SpaceX released a statement that says,
The purpose of today’s test was to pressurize systems to the max, so the outcome was not completely unexpected.”
It is entirely possible that SpaceX will abandon the Mark-1 and turn its sights to a new prototype called Mark-3. Testing these rockets is extremely important to the program. As are its successes and failures. If something never fails, how is it supposed to be made better? Setbacks like this will only help to improve the next rocket. This is why testing is so important.
This is the point where I am going to leave you with a nugget of wisdom that I learned over the years. “If you never embrace your failures, you will never learn and grow.”