Video: Spectacular SpaceX explosion

A setback for Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.

"The explosion, at Cape Canaveral, Fla., intensified questions about whether Mr. Musk is moving too quickly in his headlong investment in some of the biggest and most complex industries, not just space travel but carmakers and electric utilities." —The New York Times

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5 Comments

  1. Richard Wanderman said:
    Those of us old enough to remember all the various NASA explosions on launch pads in the early days, not to mention the Challenger fiasco should give SpaceX a bit of room. I’m betting that SpaceX recovers and has a hand in getting us to Mars.

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    September 2, 2016
  2. John Kirk said:
    Hey, it’s rocket science. That means it’s really, really hard. Nuff said.

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    September 2, 2016
  3. Gregg Thurman said:
    [“The explosion, at Cape Canaveral, Fla., intensified questions about whether Mr. Musk is moving too quickly in his headlong investment in some of the biggest and most complex industries, not just space travel but carmakers and electric utilities.” —The New York Times]

    This from a print newspaper that never figured out how to compete with the internet and television. Maybe if the Times more quickly into the 21st century its opinion would be more relevant.

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    September 2, 2016
    • David Drinkwater said:
      You’re not looking like you should be talking right now. Check with your editor.

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      September 2, 2016
  4. Tom Wyrick said:
    I don’t know if Mr. Musk’s rocket plans are too ambitious, but his recent experience with cars and solar energy suggest that he has developed a habit of over-promising and under-delivering. I wish his (cool-sounding) projects all success, but when it comes to Mr. Musk, I am from Missouri: Show Me.

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    September 4, 2016

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