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Third time will be charm? Starship blows up again!
SpaceX’s second launch of its Starship accomplishes more, but doesn’t complete mission. Launch was pretty. Separation of the heavy booster from the Starship looked OK. It was a “hot staging” igniting the upper stage engines to help with separation (no separation first flight test). That staging may have caused damage to booster. It blew up. The Starship flew on for a while. It blew up 7:07 into flight. Photos of launch, separation, booster blows up, Starship blows up.