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SpaceX rocket malfunctions and explodes

One of SpaceX's experimental F9R rockets malfunctioned in a test flight over McGregor, Texas and automatically aborted by self-destructing. Thankfully, the system kicked in before the rocket could veer off course, so there were no injuries (or near-injuries, as SpaceX was quick to point out) and no damage was inflicted. At time of writing there's no word on just what sort of anomaly prompted the F9R to terminate its flight, but SpaceX plans to dig into the flight data to figure out just what went south. http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/22/spacex-rocket-malfunctions-and-explodes/ #tech

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