A rocket carrying cargo bound for the International Space Station exploded after shortly after its launch Sunday morning.
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On Twitter, SpaceX said the rocket, which launched at 10:21 a.m. from Cape Canaveral, "experienced an anomaly on ascent."
The vehicle experienced an anomaly on ascent. Team is investigating. Updates to come.— SpaceX (@SpaceX) June 28, 2015
Falcon 9 experienced a problem shortly before first stage shutdown. Will provide more info as soon as we review the data.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 28, 2015
While the failed launch is under investigation, Sunday's explosion makes the second rocket in a row that failed to make it to the International Space Station carrying supplies. Fox News reported that hundreds of millions of dollars was lost.
According to Bloomberg News, Elon Musk's SpaceX is certified by the U.S. Air Force to compete for military launches. The company was founded with the intention to have people live on other planets.