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SpaceX rocket carrying unmanned Dragon capsule explodes after liftoff

A rocket heading to the ISS on a resupply mission broke apart after liftoff Sunday. (Source: NASA) A rocket heading to the ISS on a resupply mission broke apart after liftoff Sunday. (Source: NASA)
(WAFF) - The SpaceX rocket carrying an unmanned Dragon capsule exploded shortly after liftoff Sunday morning.

This was the 8th Dragon resupply mission, scheduled to take supplies and cargo to the International Space Station. But just a mere two minutes after the liftoff at 9:21 a.m., the unmanned rocket exploded.

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According to SpaceX, the rocket "experienced an anomaly on ascent," and they're currently investigating what could have caused the explosion.

NASA said the Dragon was carrying more than 4,000 pounds of supplies including food, care packages, vehicle hardware, computer resources, investigation material and equipment. (PDF: Mission materials)

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