SpaceX Launch Failure

May 2, 2016 – 09:01 am

Keith's note: this is Internet rocket analysis and has nothing to do with what actually happened.

Keith's note: This slow motion video from Astronomy Now shows that the Falcon 9 engines seem to be burning well after the explosion - and also that something shaped like a Dragon is seen exiting the cloud. Note: this is Internet rocket analysis and has nothing to do with what actually happened.

Falcon 9 experienced a problem shortly before first stage shutdown. Will provide more info as soon as we review the data.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)

There was an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank. Data suggests counterintuitive cause.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)

Keith's update: SpaceX is working toward a launch of the CRS-7 ISS Resupply mission aboard a Falcon 9 rocket this morning at 10:21 am EDT this morning. If all goes according to plan they will make another attempt to land the first stage on one of their autonomous drone barges.


Source: nasawatch.com

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