Explosion at Cape Canaveral – level 2
People tested a SpaceX rocket on Friday before its scheduled launch on Saturday. It was going to carry an Israeli communications satellite.
The testing in Florida did not go well. People saw thick black smoke and then the rocket exploded. This was not the first problem for SpaceX, which Elon Musk started in 2002.
The goal of the company is to cut costs to make travel to Mars affordable. The company plans to fly its first unmanned spacecraft to Mars in 2018 and to send humans to Mars as early as 2024.
Difficult words: scheduled (planned), launch (start, take-off), unmanned (without people on board).
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
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