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Wow, almost all of the dents have popped out now. Even smoother now than the picture just a couple posts above

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this happened.

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Top blew off  :'(


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Jupp, the whole dome/bulkhead went at once. :(

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LabPadre's camera 3 shows how high the bulkhead went

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twitter.com/erdayastronaut/status/1197271031527985153

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Starship MK-1 appears to have blown its top off during a pressure test today. My guess... this will be a good time for @spacex to move onto their next, more refined and higher quality versions (MK-2/3) instead of reparing MK-1. @elonmusk, any chance you’ll just move onto MK-3?

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1197271943180771329

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Absolutely, but to move to Mk3 design. This had some value as a manufacturing pathfinder, but flight design is quite different.
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RIP Starship Mk1, we thank you for your service.
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A few more pics.
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Of note, the first frame from LabPadre's stream with something visibly amiss very strongly implicates the LOX dome/cylinder weld joint as the source of the failure. Rough location circled in a November 11th photo from Nomadd.

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https://twitter.com/labpadre/status/1197300350031675392

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It looks like the top is now across the hwy or partly in the hwy. #SpaceX #Starship #BocaChica #Texas @BocachicaMaria1

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SpaceX statement:

https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1197306617760559104

- Tested pressure to the max
- Decision to fly on Mk3 instead made before the test, Mk1 converted to pathfinder only

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A few pics taken this evening.
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https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1197506430456217600

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StarShip Mk1 resting peacefully on her test stand.
“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”-Elon Musk

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