Rocket with experimental Army weapon explodes into fireball after launch

August 26, 2014 1:08 PM

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KODIAK, Alaska (AP) -- A rocket carrying an experimental Army strike weapon exploded early Monday after taking off from a launch pad in Alaska, the Department of Defense said.

The rocket carrying the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon was terminated near a pad of the Kodiak Launch Complex on Kodiak Island shortly after liftoff, spokeswoman Maureen Schumann said.

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