A SpaceX Starship launch lasted about 8 minutes before self-destruction reports the Associated Press. The second SpaceX approved launch blasted off Saturday morning instead of Friday from Boca Chica Texas. The company was aiming to send the bullet-shaped spacecraft around the globe. Then ditch it into the Pacific near Hawaii about 1 1/2 hours after liftoff. SpaceX officials said it appears Starship’s self-destruct system blew it up over the Gulf of Mexico 8 minutes into take-off. SpaceX was satisfied with the successful take-off and the separation of the booster from the spaceship.
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