SpaceX's SN8 “bellyflop” landing almost worked.
It arrived on the landing pad vertically and going reasonably slowly but not slowly enough - kaboom. Looked like they lost an engine on the way up (or maybe they intended to shut one down?) then another just a few seconds before landing.
From the colour of the exhaust just before landing it looked like it was desperately trying to relight an engine as it hit.
SN9's nearly ready.
SpaceX's SN8 “bellyflop” was more successful than almost everybody, including SpaceX, expected and was a major step forward in the development for the Starship. But the Guardian can only dwell on the kaboom:
This is an example of why I have very mixed feelings about that newspaper [¹] and why it's been a while since I sent any money their way.
[¹] The best I can say is that it's generally less crap than most of the others.
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