NASA has confirmed that, after a successful liftoff, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded in midair this morning. Pieces of the rocket could be seen falling into the Atlantic ocean, the Guardian reports.
The vehicle experienced an anomaly on ascent. Team is investigating. Updates to come.June 28, 2015
Falcon 9 experienced a problem shortly before first stage shutdown. Will provide more info as soon as we review the data.June 28, 2015
There is no immediate threat to life for the astronauts on the space station, the Verge reports. This was the first time a Falcon 9 rocket has failed, after 18 successful launches. It is also, however, the third failed resupply mission to the ISS in the last year.
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