SpaceX CRS-7 Failure — Update

SpaceX CRS-7 Failure — Update

SpaceX and NASA are continuing to investigate this morning’s failure of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.  It was launching a robotic Dragon cargo spacecraft full of supplies for the International Space Station (ISS) crew.  The rocket failed 2:19 minutes after launch.

NASA TV and SpaceX provided live coverage of the launch of SpaceX’s seventh Commercial Resupply Services mission, CRS-7 (or SpX-7). A SpaceX video showing the failure is posted on YouTube.  The failure is at 23:44 into the video.  NASA also has a video beginning with the launch itself.  The explosion is at 2:32.

SpaceX founder and chief designer Elon Musk confirmed the failure through a series of tweets (@elonmusk).


NASA is planning a “contingency press conference” no earlier than 12:30 pm ET today that will broadcast by NASA TV.  Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

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