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A SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded Sunday directly after takeoff.

According to reports, the accident occurred about 2 1/2 minutes into the flight from Cape Canaveral, Florida and more than 5,200 pounds of space station cargo were on board, including the first docking port designed for future commercial crew capsules.

NASA Commentator George Diller announced that he was not clear how the disaster occurred or even when the rocket actually failed. He explained that data stopped flowing from the rocket around 2 minutes and 19 seconds, he said and no astronauts were on board.

Luckily, no one was harmed during the incident.

Source: Boston Globe  | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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