Anyone with an eye on the news today might have seen this story:
"SpaceX's Starship rocket prototype experienced a major failure during pressurisation testing on Wednesday.
The US company bills Starship as an all-purpose transportation system of the future. It will be used to ferry people and cargo off Earth, and to destinations around the globe."
The Mk-1 prototype was due to begin practice flights to an altitude of 20km in the coming weeks.
In a tweet, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that could no longer happen and the ship would be retired.
Development work is already being directed at another prototype.
A statement issued by SpaceX read: "The purpose of today's test was to pressurise systems to the max, so the outcome was not completely unexpected."
In other words, SpaceX say they were experimenting with this to see what happened when it was tested under extreme conditions, and so this didn't come as a big surprise. This starship was labelled Mk. 1, which stands for Mark 1, meaning the first version of something.
If an explosion happens during testing, and was not unexpected, is it fair for the news to call it a 'failure'?
Make sure you read the full article by clicking the link above, before you give your opinion.