Elon Musk Is Having A Very Hard Time After Last Week's Explosion

Elon Musk Is Having a Very Hard Time After Last Week's Explosion

The cause of the enormous blaze last week that destroyed a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as well as Mark Zuckerberg's $US95 ($124) million internet satellite remains unknown. And it could take SpaceX a long time to solve the mystery, judging from the way Elon Musk has been tweeting this morning.

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For the first time since the absolutely insane-looking anomaly (technically, SpaceX still won't call it an explosion) that incinerated a rocket and maybe a good chunk of that rocket's launch pad on September 1st, Elon Musk took to twitter to vent about his very, very bad day:

Today's tweets are the first new information we've had on the explosion since a statement issued by SpaceX last Friday. SpaceX still has not stated how much damage its launch pad incurred, or how last week's disaster will impact its jam-packed manifest of commercial and government launches.

One thing, however, seems clear: SpaceX is going to have to figure this one out before it gains the world's confidence again.

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