SpaceX Starship explodes before leaving Earth’s atmosphere, as people on social media celebrate Elon Musk’s failure like it’s a good thing
Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship launched today and exploded before even leaving the Earth’s atmosphere.
For those just catching up with the trending news on Twitter, here’s why the SpaceX Starship has garnered so much attention ahead of its launch today.
About the SpaceX Starship
BBC – Starship, as it’s known, will be a fully reusable transport system capable of carrying up to 100 people to the Red Planet. …
The founding ethos of SpaceX was to make life multi-planetary. [Musk] says that settling humans on other worlds, such as Mars, could preserve civilisation if Earth were to experience a cataclysm, such as a large asteroid impact.
“History is going to bifurcate along two directions. One path is we stay on Earth forever, and then there will be some eventual extinction event,” Musk said in 2016.
“The alternative is to become a spacefaring civilisation and a multi-planet species, which I hope you would agree is the right way to go.”
The SpaceX founder has often spoken about his dream of building cities on Mars.
So basically, while everyone else sits on their asses, Elon is out there with SpaceX trying to build a starship that will be able to send humans back-and-forth to Mars while expanding space travel and exploration to lengths that no one else in the history of mankind has been able to even attempt to do.
Unfortunately, that launch ended in catastrophe today with the SpaceX Starship exploding before it even left the Earth’s atmosphere. More unfortunately, that caused people to take to Twitter (the platform that Elon Musk owns) to celebrate the failure.
The Worlds Most Powerful Rocket Ever Explodes
Source – SpaceX’s Starship, the most powerful rocket ever built, took off from a launch pad on the coast of South Texas on Thursday morning.
The uncrewed rocket exploded midair shortly after liftoff — but SpaceX is still celebrating the test.
“With a test like this, success comes from what we learn, and today’s test will help us improve Starship’s reliability as SpaceX seeks to make life multi-planetary,” SpaceX said in a tweet. …
SpaceX is known to embrace fiery mishaps during the rocket development process. The company maintains that such accidents are the quickest and most efficient way of gathering data, an approach that sets the company apart from its close partner NASA, which prefers slow, methodical testing over dramatic flareups.
The SpaceX Starship Launch
SpaceX Starship Explodes During Launch
Obviously I spend a lot of time on Twitter so I’m not oblivious to the fact that Elon Musk is widely disliked by people on the social media app that he owns, but for people celebrating the failure of the SpaceX rocket like it’s a good thing to happen doesn’t seem like the appropriate reaction, to say the least.
We are talking about a multi-billion dollar rocket that thousands of people have invested and dedicated their lives in building to take space travel and exploration to a whole new level, only to see it erupt into a massive fireball before even leaving the Earth’s atmosphere.
That is a devastatingly bad thing to happen to everyone involved.
Plus, I would say that Elon Musk and SpaceX pioneering space travel is actually a good thing.
There’s no one else outside of those dorks over at NASA even attempting to explore space so I really don’t understand why everyone wants him to fail all of the time.
Space travel is supposed to be good, no?
The SpaceX Starship is the largest, most powerful spacecraft ever built by humans and while the fact that it exploded before leaving Earth being nothing short of a historic catastrophe, it was pretty much expected this time around.
Elon Musk literally said a few days ago that the launch of the SpaceX Starship was essentially a “coin flip” to begin with and there was a 50/50 chance it would even get off the launchpad.
So sure, you can go troll him on the platform that he owns all you want, but it’s still a major feat that we even got to this point to begin with and the fact that Elon is ready to try again is pretty fucking cool.