"SpaceX faces new setbacks after Falcon explosion"
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SpaceX faces new setbacks after Falcon explosion
The Spacex Falcon Nine rocket exploded during a routine test in Florida on Thursday morning.
The blast occurred just after nine AM, when Spacex was test firing its unmanned rocket at the Cape Canaveral Air Force station.
Station which is near NASA's Kennedy Center.
A space ex-spokesman said there were no injuries as the launch pad was clear but the rocket and its payload were lost in the blast.
People in the area shared photos on social media with dark clouds of.
Smoke filling the sky, buildings several miles away reportedly shook from the blast and multiple explosions continued for several minutes afterward.
The County's emergency management office said there's no threat to the general public from the blast.
The rocket was scheduled to take off Saturday.
Carrying an Israeli communication satellite.
This is a rough set back for Elon Musk's SpaceX.
The company was already behind in it's missions after a launch explosion from last summer.
SpaceX has been shipping Shipping supplies to the space station for NASA, but it's also working on a capsule to carry US astronauts next year.
I'm Bridget Carey and you can keep up with the latest tech news at www.cnet.com/update.
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