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Rocket Carrying Space Station Supplies Explodes After Launch

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A rocket carrying cargo bound for the International Space Station exploded after shortly after its launch Sunday morning.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket was unmanned but was carrying two and a half tons of equipment, supplies and experiments for International Space Station's crew, according to NBC.

Video of the @SpaceX CRS-7 explosion moments ago.

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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."

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.



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