SpaceX: Helium System Breach Caused Rocket Explosion

September 24, 2016 5:38 AM

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"Still investigating a range of plausible causes and not going to speculate," SpaceX spokesman Dex Torricke-Barton wrote in an email to Discovery News.

That accident was traced to a faulty bracket that allowed a bottle of helium inside the upper-stage oxygen tank to break free. About 2.5 minutes into flight, the tank over-pressurized and burst.

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