The top of the SpaceX's glitzy prototype of its giant Starship fell on Wednesday morning because of the strong winds.
"I just heard," Elon Musk, founder of the company, wrote confirming that the car is no longer vertical.
He added, "The 50-mile winds broke the mooring blocks late last night, and the bubbling burned out, it will take a couple of weeks to fix it." A spokesman for SpaceX himself told Business Insider that the top of the vehicle – called a tailer or cape – has fallen due to a strong wind. Representative declined to comment further.
The SpaceX device is in the southern tip of Texas. A local resident who asked not to be named said that the winds had invaded about 50 miles per hour for much of Tuesday and took early on Wednesday. "From about 2 to 5, it was nothing but chirping and demolition of metals and trees, it felt like a hurricane," said the occupant. Everything SpaceX did to prepare for this storm was against them. It seemed to have blocked the wind from the southeast, but the winds moved overnight and came from the northeast ̵
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The resident said that since then the nose has been brought into a large canopy where the crews will try to repair the damage. "The winds were so strong that what you heard sounded like a freight train coming from here," said the occupant. "He could not distinguish himself when he crashed because the wind was too strong.
A site photo below was made on Wednesday morning and shared on Facebook. This indicates that the upper part of the bow is crushed and broken.
Another photo on Facebook shows the bottom of the rocket that seems to have survived as unhurt by the storm.
Video posted Tuesday afternoon on Facebook showed strong winds blowing against the ship's hardware at the SpaceX facility. The gusts of the wind seemed strong enough to cause the ship to moan under pressure.
Why SpaceX built a prototype of stainless steel rocket ships
SpaceX has worked frantically to build the prototype vehicle at the Texas plant since the end of last year. Musk and Guin Shoutwell, President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX, call the ship the "test bunker". The vehicle is not designed to go on Mars or even in orbit around the Earth. Instead, the cruel and flawless ship will rocket on "hops" that will travel no more than 16,400 feet in the air, according to Federal Communications Commission papers.
At the beginning of January, Muss said that the ship could release the hops in four to eight weeks, but considering the damage that chronology no longer seems reliable.
The prototype is a critical experimental car whose successes (or failures) will inform how SpaceX operates a full-scale, orbit-ready prototype of Starship, an approximately 18-story spacecraft designed for a one-day ferry up to 100 people and perhaps 150 tons cargo to Mars.
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SpaceX engineers are planned to build a Starship and its 19-story rocket called Super Heavy Carbon Fiber Composites, but after the test bunker began gathering in Texas in December, Musk announced it would be made of stainless steel
recently told Popular Mechanics that the switch to stainless steel will "speed up" its time launching a full-size Starship and Super Heavy system because stainless steel is a relatively rich material, has long been used in vehicles and is relatively inexpensive
Musk said he hopes to release the first crews on Mars in the middle of the 2020s, perhaps as early as 2024. He also has already introduced the man who may be the first passenger crew on a rocket ship: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Meezawa, who plans to bring eight artists flying around the Moon in 2023
"I will make a full technical presentation Jane starships after the test vehicle build in Texas flies, so hopefully March / April, " Musk tuitira on 22 December .
This story is evolving.