Explosion at Cape Canaveral – level 3
After an apparent explosion took place, people saw thick black smoke rising from the launch site for Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral in Florida.
The explosion happened during a test firing of the Falcon 9 rocket ahead of the scheduled launch of an Israeli communications satellite on Saturday.
This was not the first time that Musk had problems. One of his Falcon rockets toppled over after landing and exploded.
Musk started SpaceX in 2002 with the goal of cutting launch costs to make travel to Mars affordable. The company plans to fly its first unmanned spacecraft to Mars in 2018 and send humans to Mars as early as 2024.
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