Space-X unmanned rocket self-destructs during test flight

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Updated: 8/22/2014 11:45 pm
WACO, Texas ( & KRNV) -- An unmanned commercial rocket exploded during a test flight over central Texas on Friday.

According to a Space-X spokesman, the company was testing a three-engine reusable rocket. Onboard computers detected a problem, and the rocket automatically self-destructed.

Space-X said the rocket stayed within its flight area, and there were no injuries on the ground. They are analyzing flight data to find the cause of the problem.
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ti994apc - 8/31/2014 8:02 PM
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**Completely FALSE.** It was NOT an unmanned commercial rocket. It was a TEST ROCKET, one designed for testing, not for commercial use. Get your facts straight. Test rockets have NEVER been manned, ever. Test aircraft have been manned but never rockets. When a rocket in the United States ever becomes manned, we will all know about it so please don't dumb down the story. Yes, someday SpaceX rockets will be manned, but that is years away. And when that day comes, it will be a mature rocket with escape systems in place.

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