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Space X rocket explodes en route to ISS

Space X rocket explodes en route to ISS
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By Catherine Hardy with Reuters, SpaceX
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A mission by an unmanned Space X Falcon-9 rocket has ended in failure after the craft exploded after lift-off from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The

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A mission by an unmanned Space X Falcon-9 rocket has ended in failure after the craft exploded after lift-off from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

The rocket was en route to dispatch a cargo ship to the International Space Station.

The vehicle experienced an anomaly on ascent. Team is investigating. Updates to come.

— SpaceX (@SpaceX) June 28, 2015

The lower segment of the rocket was designed to rotate and use its engines to bring itself down to a floating barge at sea.

It was US company SpaceX’s third failed attempt at the manoeuvre. Bids in January and April ended in rockets being lost in the Atlantic Ocean.

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