“Really odd” SpaceX rocket explosion likely caused by one faulty metal strut

July 21, 2015 by  
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When an unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket headed to the International Space Station suddenly exploded shortly after take off on June 28, it brought an end to a string of 18 successful missions conducted with the new rocket. Now, after poring over thousands of pieces of data, SpaceX engineers believe the incident was caused by a single faulty two-foot-long by one-inch-thick metal strut, in what Elon Musk referred to in a conference call with reporters as “a really odd failure mode.” Read the rest of “Really odd” SpaceX rocket explosion likely caused by one faulty metal strut

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