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An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded while attempting to carry supplies to the International Space Station. It was a severe blow to NASA, still reeling from other recent failed missions.


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The SpaceX founder and chief executive of Tesla, later said on Twitter that an over pressurization occurred in the liquid-oxygen tank of the rocket’s upper stage.

“That’s all we can say with confidence right now,” Musk said via Twitter. “Will have more to say following a thorough fault tree analysis.”

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This is the second failed station shipment – in a row – and the third in eight months.