SpaceX has attempted to perform the first high-altitude flight test of its Mars-bound spacecraft Starship.
Starship SN8 was ready to liftoff after days of delays, but as the countdown reached zero there appeared to be an issue with one of the engines. SpaceX scrubbed the launch but could try again on Wednesday.
“Raptor auto-abort at T-1 second,” SpaceX tweeted.
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The 12.5km test of the SN8 Starship marks a major milestone towards Elon Musk’s ambition to send the first humans to Mars by 2024