On Sept. 1, at 9:07 a.m. ET, SpaceX’s uncrewed Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad. While there were no injuries, the rocket and the Amos-6 satellite it was carrying were destroyed, and the launch pad was severely damaged.
SpaceX has launched an investigation into the cause of what happened. The company’s CEO Elon Musk was largely silent about the incident until early Friday, when he posted a series of tweets, saying it had been “most difficult and complex failure we have ever had in 14 years.”
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According to Musk, the explosion happened during a “routine filling operation” in which the “engines were not on and there was no apparent heat source.” Read more…More about Explosion, Falcon 9, Elon Musk, Spacex, and Us World
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