Thursday September 01, 2016

Explosion Rocks SpaceX Launch Site in Florida During Test

The Associated Press is reporting an explosion at the SpaceX launch site in Florida. There isn't any information available yet as to the cause of the explosion. SpaceX and NASA have yet to comment on the incident.

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An explosion has rocked the SpaceX launch site in Florida. NASA says SpaceX was conducting a test firing of its unmanned rocket when the blast occurred Thursday morning. The test, considered routine, was in advance of a planned Saturday launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Buildings several miles away shook from the blast, and multiple explosions continued for several minutes. A cloud of dark smoke filled the overcast sky.

*UPDATE* SpaceX has confirmed that there were no injuries as a result of the blast but Facebook's $200 million satellite wasn't so lucky.