SpaceX Resupply Mission Breaks Up Minutes After Launch
This is the first loss of a contracted rocket in SpaceX's young history of launches and the first blemish on an otherwise almost perfect record.By Evan Thomas | June 28, 2015
SpaceX has lost its first contracted resupply rocket. It’s not yet clear what went wrong during its Sunday launch for the International Space Station.
"We stopped receiving data at about 2 minutes and 19 seconds from the vehicle. All of the video is being looked at, and the telemetry. At this point, it's not clear exactly what happened," said NASA's launch narrator following the incident. (Video via NASA)
NASA's launch live-blog reported confirmation of vehicle breakup, but until investigators have a chance to review data, that's as specific as the space agency will get.