During a pressurization test on November 20th, 2019, SpaceX's Starship MK1 prototype "popped" at the SpaceX facility in Boca Chica TX.
Do we know what caused this apparent failure? Some claim that this was intended to be a destructive over-pressure test while others claim this came as a surprise to SpaceX.
- Was this test intended to be destructive in nature?
- What exactly caused the failure?