Rocket explodes - level 2

Rocket explodes - level 2

03-10-2014 07:00

A rocket exploded seconds after it lifted off. It carried 5,000 pounds (2.3 tonnes) of cargo to the International Space Station.

People filmed the shocking moment. They were watching the lift-off. The rocket suddenly turned into a large fireball. What was left of the rocket fell to the ground and caused even more flames.

The cause of the incident is now under investigation.

Difficult words: lift off (take off, especially vertically), cargo (things which are carried and are for people to use), flame (hot burning gas which you see when something is on fire).

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