SpaceX F9R rocket self-detonates in test flight gone awry in Texas

An experimental test of the reusable Falcon 9R rocket by SpaceX malfunctioned Friday, resulting in a self-detonation of the rocket.

Debris from the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) rocket, which self-destructed less than 20 seconds after launch, rained down from the flames onto an open field outside of McGregor.

A hitch turned up during launch, and the “flight termination system automatically terminated the mission,” SpaceX said in a statement.

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