Getty Images. An explosion took place during a test of a SpaceX rocket engine on Saturday (Nov. 4) at the company's test facility in McGregor, Texas, the company has confirmed.

SpaceX launched an unpiloted ... system needed to lower the capsule to an ocean splashdown and replaced pressurization mechanisms responsible for an explosion during a subsequent ground test. The top of SpaceX’s Mk1 Starship appears to have blown off during a pressure test of the prototype rocket. Michael Sheetz @thesheetztweetz. Published Sun, Jan 19 2020 10:13 AM EST Updated Sun, Jan 19 2020 2:33 PM EST. Fiery SpaceX test of Crew Dragon capsule was 'picture perfect,' Elon Musk says. SpaceX Starship prototype SN3 was destroyed during a pressure test early this morning, producing a massive cloud of steam before the vehicle crumpled and collapsed. SpaceX's Starship prototypen before the explosion on Wednesday.