SpaceX rocket exploded in the air during a test launch

SpaceX rocket exploded in the air during a test launch

Well, that’s not supposed to happen. A SpaceX rocket exploded during a test flight in Texas earlier today. This was the second test for the three engine version of SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9 rocket. There were no injuries.

SpaceX told USA Today that, "an anomaly was detected in the vehicle and the flight termination system automatically terminated the mission." Elon Musk said on Twitter:

Three engine F9R Dev1 vehicle auto-terminated during test flight. No injuries or near injuries. Rockets are tricky …

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 23, 2014

#spaceX rocket blew up :( http://ift.tt/1qyoXg8

— Mandy (@EthansMommy17) August 22, 2014

You can see the failed rocket launch at KWTX.


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Source: Gizmodo http://ift.tt/1tBv46o

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