SpaceX's giant Starship rocket explodes after launch

SpaceX's giant Starship rocket exploded after its launch from the US state of Texas on Thursday. The rocket got off the launch pad in SpaceX's Starbase in South Texas but exploded minutes later.

SpaceX rocket explodes

SpaceX's giant Starship rocket exploded after its launch from the US state of Texas on Thursday. The rocket got off the launch pad in SpaceX's Starbase in South Texas but exploded minutes later. The spacecraft failed to reach orbit.

The launch was the first test flight of SpaceX's fully integrated Starship and Super Heavy rocket, Xinhua news agency reported.