SpaceX rocket exploded in the air during a test launch

Well, that's not supposed to happen. A SpaceX rocket exploded during a test flight in Texas earlier today. This was the second test for the three engine version of SpaceX's reusable Falcon 9 rocket. There were no injuries.

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SpaceX told USA Today that, "an anomaly was detected in the vehicle and the flight termination system automatically terminated the mission." Elon Musk said on Twitter:

You can see the failed rocket launch at KWTX.


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FairWitness
FairWitness

I'm glad rocket science is hard. If it was easy......

Still the best graphic Gawker has come up with.