For the third time in a row, an unmanned prototype "Starship" space rocket exploded after it managed to take off and land, but not for long.
In the details disclosed by the British "Guardian" website, the prototype missile, which is being developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX, was launched successfully on Wednesday in southern Texas, but it exploded three minutes after its landing.
Within minutes of its launch, the missile reached its specified altitude of 10 kilometers, to begin after that the process of gradually extinguishing its three engines, before returning to its vertical position to land straight.
SpaceX did not immediately comment on the mistake, but Musk looked at the positive side of the operation, tweeting on Twitter: "The 'SN10' landed in one piece! What an honorable performance."