The rocket powered X-Wing we covered last week recently took flight, and successfully might I add, but the aircraft itself didn’t quite make out so well, as you’ll see in the video.

Here’s a short video of the 21-foot-long X-Wing rocket launching at Plaster City, California, and then disintegrating spectacularly in mid-air. And no, it wasn’t Darth Vader or those pesky deflector towers, just the stress from the launch

[via Gizmodo]