The blast reportedly shattered windows nearby, knocked sliding doors off peoples’ homes farther away, and was heard as far as 30 miles from SLC-40, according to local Florida TV stations.
Loss of Falcon vehicle today during propellant fill operation. Originated around upper stage oxygen tank. Cause still unknown. More soon.
Elon Musk says astronauts would have been safe in the blast.
Update on this morning’s anomaly
Statement on this morning’s anomaly
To identify the root cause of the anomaly, SpaceX began its investigation immediately after the loss, consistent with accident investigation plans prepared for such a contingency. These plans include the preservation of all possible evidence and the assembly of an Accident Investigation Team, with oversight by the Federal Aviation Administration and participation by NASA, the United States Air Force and other industry experts. We are currently in the early process of reviewing approximately 3000 channels of telemetry and video data covering a time period of just 35-55 milliseconds.
Bird hypothesis: Space X Rocket Explosion “UFO” was Actually a Bird — A Case Study of Communal or Group Truth Seeking http://sitsshow.blogspot.com/2016/09/Space-X-Rocket-Explosion-UFO-was-Actually-a-Bird-A-Case-Study-of-Communal-or-Group-Truth-Seeking.html
To clarify my personal opinion: there are no aliens, extraterrestrials or UFOs. It is my opinion that white hat intervention has taken pace using technology people mustn’t know about as their world view will collapse as a result.
I thank the angelic troublemakers for looking out for mankind.
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