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SpaceX's Starship notches major flight test milestones, breaks up over Indian Ocean in final moments

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SpaceX Launches Third Test Flight of Starship Rocket #

SpaceX successfully launched the third test flight of its Starship rocket on Thursday. The company achieved new milestones in the development of the massive vehicle. The rocket reached space during the hour-long flight before breaking up above the Indian Ocean. Despite not splashing down in the water as intended, the test flight represents a significant advancement towards operational Starship launches. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk congratulated the company on the successful flight, and NASA chief Bill Nelson also extended his congratulations. The Starship system is crucial for NASA’s plan to return astronauts to the moon as part of the Artemis program. SpaceX aims to develop a fully reusable rocket that can transport cargo and people beyond Earth.