SpaceX F9R Test Vehicle Explodes Over Texas

A SpaceX rocket exploded in mid-air early Friday unmanned rocket exploded shortly after launch around 5:45 during a test flight at the SpaceX testing facility in to a statement from the company, no injuries were reported several grass fires start from falling debris, but none of the fires were reported to be serious in statement from SpaceX goes on to say that the test flight involved a three-engine version of its reusable Falcon 9 says an "anomaly" was detected and that the rocket self-destructed, as it is designed to rocket stayed in the designated testing area during the explosion and a representative from the Federal Aviation Administration was present during the other information about the explosion was immediately made company says they will review what happened to learn more about the rockets performance before the next test flight founder Elon Musk said in a Twitter posting the "three engine F9R Dev1 vehicle auto-terminated during test flight. No injuries or near injuries. Rockets are "SpaceX has operated its McGregor testing facility since 2003, and renewed its lease with the City of McGregor in 2011 to run through January will fly at least 12 missions under a $ billion contract with NASA to carry cargo to and from the International Space is scheduled to launch the AsiaSat 6 communications satellite next week from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, followed by launch of a SpaceX Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station on Sept. companys Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket were designed to shuttle astronauts, as well and SpaceX says theyre well-positioned to fly the first commercial manned space company, which was founded in 2002, has more than 1,250 than 140 employees are employed at the McGregor headquarters are in Hawthorne, : KWTX

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