SpaceX unveils a huge Starship SN7 test tank on purpose in a pressure test (videos)

SpaceX pushed a massive tank for its latest spacecraft prototype beyond its limits on Tuesday (June 23) in an intentionally explosive test in South Texas.

The Starship SN7 prototype tank ruptured during a pressure test at SpaceX’s Boca Chica testing ground, the second in just over a week for the spacecraft component. But where a test on June 15 resulted in a leak, Tuesday’s test was a little more dramatic.