Watch unmanned SpaceX SN8 craft explode at end of test flight

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An unmanned SpaceX craft exploded at the end of a test flight in Cameron County, Texas.

The starship named SN8 crashed down to earth, setting off a massive fireball after reaching an altitude of around 40,000 feet over Boca Chica.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the test was a success on Twitter.

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“Successful ascent, switchover to header tanks & precise flap control to landing point!”

In another tweet, Elon says: “Fuel header tank pressure was low during landing burn, causing touchdown velocity to be high & RUD, but we got all the data we needed! Congrats SpaceX team hell yeah!!”

Image/Video: SpaceX

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That was a nice explosion!!