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Unmanned SpaceX rocket destroyed shortly after liftoff

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 01:21

The Falcon 9 rocket was destroyed about two minutes after liftoff from Florida, claiming a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket, built and launched by privately owned Space Exploration Technologies, was destroyed about two minutes after liftoff from Florida on Sunday (June 28), claiming a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station, NASA said. SpaceX, as the privately-owned company is known, is one of two firms hired by the U.S. space agency NASA to fly cargo to the station following the retirement of the space shuttles in 2011. Owned and run by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, SpaceX made a test run to the station in May 2012 and is now halfway through its original 12-flight, $1.6 billion contract with NASA.

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Unmanned SpaceX rocket destroyed shortly after liftoff

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 01:21