Elon Musk Says Falcon 9 Explosion Investigation Remains SpaceX's Top Priority

September 28, 2016 9:05 PM

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Elon Musk Says Falcon 9 Explosion Investigation Remains SpaceX's Top Priority

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Even as he rolled out an ambitious program of heavy-lift rockets and spacecraft to send people to Mars, SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said Sept. 27 his top near-term priority is to complete a "vexing and difficult" investigation into the Falcon 9 pad explosion early this month.

Speaking at a press conference after his address during the International Astronautical Congress here where he announced plans to start sending people to Mars as soon as 2024, Musk said the most likely reasons for the Sept. 1 explosion that destroyed a Falcon 9 and its satellite payload have been ru...

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