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SpaceX Prototype Rocket Explodes

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SpaceX Test Flight Detonated After 'Anomaly' Over Texas Town

A SpaceX prototype rocket automatically detonated after an "anomaly" was detected during a test flight Friday in McGregor, Texas, the company told NBC News on Friday night. No one was injured.

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THey are on a quick learning curve ! You GO Elon !

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Didn't make it very far into the air I see. Must have been a vibration or stress anomaly.

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Didn't make it very far into the air I see.

It wasn't supposed to make it very high into the air. The F9R is a test bed for the Falcon 9's hover and landing capability to be used on future reusabe versions of the Falcon 9 first stage.

Must have been a vibration or stress anomaly.

It's a bit too soon to be jumping to conclusions.

As the original article points out the vehicle was destroyed by the self-destruct system so the cause of the anomaly may not even by physical. It could, for example, have been a malfunction of the guidance system.

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