UPDATE 2: SpaceX just tweeted to announce that the craft did indeed “experience an anomaly on ascent.”
The vehicle experienced an anomaly on ascent. Team is investigating. Updates to come.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX)
Elon Musk tweeted his own update shortly thereafter:
Falcon 9 experienced a problem shortly before first stage shutdown. Will provide more info as soon as we review the data.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
UPDATE 3:NASA will host a press conference on the failed launch later today, currently planned for 12:30 PM ET (9:30 AM PT).
ISS Astronaut Scott Kelly posted the following to Twitter after the failed launch:
UPDATE 4:Elon Musk tweeted the following about the potential cause behind the catastrophic failure:
There was an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank. Data suggests counterintuitive cause.
Above, the feed for SpaceX’s CRS-7 resupply mission for the International Space Station is live. The streaming begins at 10 AM ET, with a liftoff targeted for 10:21 AM ET.
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