SpaceX's recent Starship SN9 launch ended with a stunning crash, and it's far from the first ship to meet such a fate.
Here are the most dramatic crashes in SpaceX history.
After several hard water landings, the Falcon 9 booster exploded over McGregor, Texas in its most dramatic failure to that point.
The Falcon 9 ran out of hydraulic fluid just before landing on a drone ship at sea.
Another Falcon 9 crashed onto a drone ship, attributed to a "sticky throttle valve."
The Falcon 9 failed on a mission to resupply the International Space Station after the rocket's liquid oxygen tank ruptured.
The Falcon 9 tipped and exploded after a landing leg collapsed on touchdown.
Another Falcon 9 rocket ran out of propellant during touchdown and crashed onto a drone ship.
After a successful ISS resupply, the Falcon 9 went off course during landing, crashing intact into the ocean.
Two of the Falcon Heavy's side boosters landed successfully after launch, but the center core crashed just past a drone ship.
SpaceX's Starship prototype successfully launched in December 2020, but crashed when it wasn't able to right itself for landing.
SpaceX's Starship once again launched successfully in February 2021.
Just like the SN8, the SN9 crashed to Earth with a spectacular explosion.
SpaceX's Starship SN10, already on the launch pad next to the SN9, will be the next prototype to try for a better outcome.
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