SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket broke apart in flames minutes after lifting off from Cape Canaveral

The rocket, which had 18 straight successes prior to the meeting the accident, was in the process of sending a cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS).

Created On: Jun 29, 2015 15:00 IST

An unmanned American SpaceX rocket dubbed Falcon-9 broke apart in flames minutes after lifting off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on 28 June 2015. The accident occurred in only two and half minutes after the launch.

According to Elon Musk, SpaceX founder and chief, pressurization in the liquid-oxygen tank of the rocket was the main cause of the blast.

The rocket, which had 18 straight successes prior to this accident, was in the process of sending a cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS). The rocket was heading to ISS to bring food and supplies, including a robotic Dragin cargo capsule.

The US space agency NASA said that important supplies have been lost but the orbiting lab's crew (astronauts), who rely on food, water and equipment for their operations in space have enough stock that will last till October 2015.

This incident is the third failure to send supplies to the ISS in the last eight months.

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