Astra Had A Rocket Launch That Ended In Flames This Weekend
Astra had a rocket launch in Alaska this past Friday that ended in flames as the engine failed, and the rocket fell right back to Earth like a rock.
It turns out that things like this usually take a few times to get right. Elon Musk (who is responsible for SpaceX) chimed in with his support on Twitter:
Space.com reports that this is Astra's third attempt. They made two previous attempts in 2018.