Nobody was hurt when a SpaceX rocket exploded at Cape Canaveral today, so we are officially placing the video in our “when disasters are beautiful” category.
All the fire and fury wasn’t so pretty to Facebook, however. It had hoped to use the satellite to beam social networks to Africa.
The blast started near an upper-stage oxygen tank while propellant for the launch was being loaded, according to SpaceX.
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Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.