SpaceX Raptor Rocket Engine Explodes Unexpectedly During Testing

During a recent test, a SpaceX Raptor engine blasted, joining a series of blasts at the space company’s facility. The explosion emitted a green flash, as NASASpaceFlight explains in a video, which happens when “the engine has started to eat into its copper sections.”   In the spaceflight world, it is known as RUD or a “rapid unscheduled disassembly.” Such explosions are pretty common for Elon Musk’s space company as it ejects material at the proverbial wall and checks what sticks, or explodes like in this case. Not The First…