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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Exploded During Liftoff

 |  |  |  June 29, 2015


Late last week, I talked a bit about SpaceX and why it was trying to land the first stage of its rocket on a drone ship in the Pacific. SpaceX planned the third attempt at landing the rocket over the weekend, but things didn’t go to plan.

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This time out, rather than the rocket crashing or exploding on the drone ship in the ocean, the rocket never made it into space in the first place. About two minutes after liftoff, the Falcon 9 exploded (you can see what happened about 3:15 into the video below.)

The explosion took the attached Dragon capsule and all the supplies and experiments inside the capsule with it. What we know now is that on June 28 during liftoff there was some sort of overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank leading to explosion. SpaceX has promised more updates.

This should serve as a reminder that space travel is a hard, expensive and dangerous endeavor.

[via Gizmodo]



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