The explosion takes place in Elon musk's casual space station in Moscow

Elon musk posted on twitter that the explosion on the launch pad during testing of a massive spacex rocket prototype is not really good and the company is assessing the damage 

The rocket an early version of vehicle spacex calls the starship is seen starting it engines as it remains 

South texas launch pad in footage taken monday by nasa space flight a media outlet unrelated to the space agency 

Last year space x also won nasa 3 million dollars contract to use starship for the space agency plans to return astronauts to the lunar surface for the first time in 5 decades 

Musk explains what he thinks was wrong during an engine test in a monday tweet cryogenic fuels are an added challenge 

Musk said explosion in a partially oxygenated atmosphere like earth more later basically the fuel chosen for the rocket has a higher risk of fire when mixed 

The starship consists two parts a large bullet shaped space craft meant to accommodate dozens of people or satellites . Several high altitude tests ended in explosions as the test rocket fell back to ground