Cause of SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Failure Unknown; Launch Explosion Photos
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon resupply spaceship explode about 2 minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on June 28, 2015. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The root cause of Sundays (June 28) devastating launch failure of the commercial SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is “still unknown” says SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk, following the loss of the NASA contracted resupply mission carrying crucial gear and research experiments to the crew serving aboard the Earth orbiting International Space Station (ISS).
Meanwhile, search and recovery teams are scouring the ocean and beaches along the Florida Space Coast for any signs of potentially dangerous rocket debris that rained down from the sky after the sudden explosion unexpectedly destroyed the vehicle barely two minutes after (…)
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