Sunday, 24 August 2014

SpaceX booster explodes in test flight

SpaceX gave a dramatic demonstration on Friday of why spacecraft undergo such thorough testing. At its testing ground at McGregor, Texas, a SpaceX Falcon 9 Reusable Development Vehicle 1 (F9R Dev 1) exploded in midair during a test flight. Nearby residents saw the fireball and local television station KXXV caught the incident on video. Elon Musk tweeted that the vehicle "auto-terminated," but there were no injuries or near-injuries, and that “Rockets are tricky …” .. Continue Reading SpaceX booster explodes in test flight

Section: Space

Tags: Elon Musk, Falcon, Grasshopper, Spacecraft, SpaceX

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