SpaceX rocket EXPLODES as it fails pressure test in a blow to Elon Musk's plans ...

SpaceX rocket EXPLODES as it fails pressure test in a blow to Elon Musk's plans for manned mission to Mars The prototype of SpaceX's next-generation Starship rocket failed to take off during testing on Friday night in Boca Chica, Texas Footage shows the spaceship, known as SN1, exploding, sending the stainless steel cylinder flying off its stand and crashing The prototype failed to contain the liquid nitrogen It had been scheduled to take a short sub-orbital flight This no doubt poses a setback to Elon Musk amid his space race  The Starship is part of Musk's plans to put people on Mars

By Rachel Sharp For Dailymail.com

Published: 02:44 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 03:12 GMT, 1 March 2020

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A SpaceX rocket exploded this week as it failed a pressure test, in a blow to Elon Musk's plans to create a future where humans can set up home on Mars. 

The prototype of SpaceX's next-generation Starship rocket failed to take off during its latest phase of testing on Friday night at the company's launch site in Boca Chica, Texas.

Footage captured by a Boca Chica resident shows the spaceship, known as SN1, exploding, sending the stainless steel cylinder flying off its stand and crashing.

The disappointing result took place during the latest testing round on the rocket at around 10pm Friday, according to Florida Today. 

A SpaceX rocket exploded this week as it failed a pressure test, in a blow to Elon Musk's plans to create a future where humans can set up home on Mars

A SpaceX rocket exploded this week as it failed a pressure test, in a blow to Elon Musk's plans to create a future where humans can set up home on Mars

The prototype of SpaceX's next-generation Starship rocket failed to take off during its latest phase of testing on Friday night at the company's launch site in Boca Chica, Texas

The prototype of SpaceX's next-generation Starship rocket failed to take off during its latest phase of testing on Friday night at the company's launch site in Boca Chica, Texas

Footage captured by a Boca Chica resident shows the spaceship, known as SN1, exploding, sending the stainless steel cylinder flying off its stand and crashing

Footage captured by a Boca Chica resident shows the spaceship, known as SN1, exploding, sending the stainless steel cylinder flying off its stand and crashing

The pressurization test didn't quite go as planned as the prototype failed to contain the liquid nitrogen.

On Saturday, the remains of the rocket could

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