NASA SpaceX Rocket Launch Explodes On Third Attempt

SpaceX CRS-7 Falcon Before launch

A SpaceX launch vehicle, which was meant to boost a Dragon capsule on a commercial resupply mission delivering cargo to the International Space Station failed in a third attempt from NASA.

On Sunday morning, the Falcon 9 rocket CRS-7 launched from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 10:21 a.m. EDT. After liftoff, an anomaly occurred. SpaceX is evaluating the issue. The supply mission to the ISS would have made Falcon the first reusable rocket ever in history.

A couple of minutes before take-off, the rocket exploded into pieces.

On a live stream from NASA, they confirmed that "The vehicle has broken up."

Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, says an "overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank" may have caused the explosion and that "data suggests a counterintuitive cause."

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