Elon Musk went on Twitter (renamed X) to tout his latest failed SpaceX flight on Nov. 18,2023.
Wired reported how the failed flight lasted only a few minutes past a flight in April:
CBC also noted the failed effort:
However, Musk and his SpaceX company appeared to deny reality and tweeted praise:
Starship’s hot-stage separation was the first time this technique has been done successfully with a vehicle of this size pic.twitter.com/nlfhcPo8m7— SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 19, 2023
For the first time, there is a rocket that can make all life multiplanetary.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2023
A fork in the road of human destiny. pic.twitter.com/qBZL0tW9EY
Magnificent Machine with a 1000 ft plume— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 18, 2023
Just inspected the Starship launch pad and it is in great condition!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2023
No refurbishment needed to the water-cooled steel plate for next launch.
Congrats to @Spacex team & contractors for engineering & building such a robust system so rapidly! pic.twitter.com/py5m1uhtEi