Was Exploding Starship SN8 a Failure?

The 8th prototype of Starship built by Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX, exploded spectacularly on 9th of December. Does that mean Elon Musk screwed up?

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Prototypes are Not Final Products

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The wooden block with a sheet of paper glued on to the left. This was a prototype of the Palm Pilot. Final product seen on the right.

Different Rocket Building Philosophies

The SpaceX Development Approach

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