SpaceX Test Rocket Explodes in Texas; No Injuries

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

SpaceX says one of its unmanned rockets exploded yesterday shortly after launch on a test flight.

The private company says nobody was injured at its Texas test site.

A spokesman for SpaceX says the doomed flight involved a three-engine version of its reusable Falcon 9 rocket.

He says an "anomaly" was detected in the rocket and it automatically self-destructed.

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