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First, the news: Nothing was injured but Zuckerberg’s pride.
This is the dramatic moment the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket suffered a catastrophic explosion on the Cape Canaveral launch pad during a routine pre-launch check on Thursday morning.
The blast, which shook buildings and windows miles away, occurred shortly after 9am and destroyed Facebook’s $200million Amos-6 satellite that was set to launch on Saturday morning aboard the reusable rocket.
Billionaire SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said the cause of the massive blast – which caused no injuries – is still unknown as the accident throws into question the future of his program of subcontracting his ‘reusable’ and ‘recycled’ rockets to NASA.
The satellite would have opened up free internet to more than 14 countries in Africa to serve the most populated areas more efficiently…
…The video, which appeared on US Launch Report, shows the blast appearing to originate near the second stage or inter stage area of the rocket before it sent the faring, or payload, toppling over onto the ground creating another explosion…
…The Brevard County Emergency Management Office said: ‘There is NO threat to general public from catastrophic abort during static test fire at SpaceX launch pad at CCAFS this morning.’
Buildings several miles away shook from the blast, and multiple explosions continued for several minutes.
Dark smoke filled the overcast sky, and a half-hour later, a black cloud hung low across the eastern horizon.
Read more: Daily Mail
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Could this be a bad sign for that OTHER project of his … helping HIllary’s election chances? Here’s hoping.