SpaceX rocket prototype explodes in test flight

This may begin to show what SpaceX is really made of.  What can they do with a bit of a setback that is also public.  Will they have to delay their next Falcon 9 launch?  We do know their flight termination system works at their test site.  It was a test and that’s what tests are for.  Hopefully, not a bad omen for them with pending the Commercial Crew contract selection.


Credit Stephen Clark, Spaceflight Now, August 22, 2014


One thought on “SpaceX rocket prototype explodes in test flight

  1. I was wondering the same thing. Hopefully they will keep going forward. I thought Elon Musk’s tweet of “Rockets are tricky” was rather silly. But I can’t fault his drive.

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