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Broken Strut Likely Cause Of SpaceX Rocket Explosion »

The SpaceX rocket that exploded after launch on June 28 likely broke a strut, releasing a helium bottle in an oxygen tank that shot out the top, the company said this week. SpaceX founder Elon Musk said the Dragon rocket didn't have the software to deploy a parachute that could have saved it and the $110 million of NASA goods it carried, The Associated Press reported. More

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