SpaceX Starship test rocket fractured by fierce winds

CNET | 1/23/2019 | Amanda Kooser
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The bottom section of Starship is still standing in this image taken by Maria Pointer.

Before it sends humans around the moon or all the way to Mars, SpaceX needs to get its ambitious Starship spaceship into operation. A prototype "hopper" designed for takeoff and landing tests suffered a setback when high winds knocked its nose cone over.

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SpaceX watcher Maria Pointer captured images of the incident in Texas and shared them on Facebook Wednesday. The photos show the nose cone fallen over on the ground.

"Starship falls around 5 a.m. But we heard metal damage from 2 a.m. onward," Pointer wrote in another post. "We did not have hurricane force wind warnings."

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