Elon Musk’s SpaceX narrows in on cause of rocket explosion

September 23, 2016 5:35 PM

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Three weeks after one of its rockets exploded while on a launch pad at Cape Canaveral, SpaceX said Friday that it is narrowing in on the possible cause, pinpointing a "large breach" in a helium system in the rocket's second-stage fuel tank.

In a statement, the company said the investigation is still "preliminary" and that "all plausible causes are being tracked in an extensive fault tree and carefully investigated."

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