Thursday, September 01, 2016

SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral ahead of launch

A rocket operated by the aerospace company SpaceX has exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral where it was being test-fired ahead of a launch.

In a statement, the company blamed the blast on "an anomaly" and said no-one had been injured.

It said the rocket's payload, a satellite due to be launched on Saturday, was also destroyed.

The force of the blast shook buildings several miles away and sent a plume of smoke high above the complex...

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