SpaceX's Starship booster engines explode

SpaceX’s Starship test program ended in a fiery explosion at its Boca Chica development facility in Texas

The test was being conducted using a prototype version of the Super Heavy booster

This booster is designed to provide the extra lift needed to get its Starship spacecraft to orbit and beyond

This booster prototype has 33 of SpaceX’s large Raptor engines on board

The test was conducted to spin up the engines for a preview of what the startup sequence would look like prior to an actual launch

NASA Spaceflight got footage of the fireball that resulted from the test gone wrong

The failure caused a fire on the launch pad that was subsequently extinguished with no injuries

Starship is aiming to fly its first orbital flight test this year

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