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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Explodes Minutes After Lift-Off

An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded less than three minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sunday, in the first major disaster for the fast-charging company headed by Internet tycoon Elon Musk.

June 28, 2015
2:00 PM EDT
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at its Cape Canaveral launch pad before launch on Sunday morning. | SpaceX