SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes during ‘particularly complex’ Texas test flight

SpaceX’s rocket program suffered a setback today, with one of its three engine Falcon rockets exploding in mid-air during a test flight in McGregor, Texas. The company says it triggered the action after onboard systems detected that something was wrong. Nobody was injured, local Central Texas news station KXXV reports.

According to SpaceX, the rocket’s systems detected “an anomaly” that led to an automatic termination of the test. A company spokesperson added that it’s analyzing the data for more information on what the anomaly was, and how it occurred. “With research and development projects, detecting vehicle anomalies during the testing is the purpose of the program,” a SpaceX spokesperson told The Verge. “Today’s test was…

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