SpaceX releases new details about recent rocket explosion

September 23, 2016 5:35 PM

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SpaceX releases new details about recent rocket explosion

SpaceX engineers are making progress in the investigation of what the company's founder Elon Musk called "most difficult and complex failure" in the company's history.

Those investigating the Sept. 1 explosion of one of the company's Falcon 9 rockets have traced the accident to a "large breach in the cryogenic helium system" in the second stage of the rocket, according to an update posted by SpaceX Friday. However, the cause of the breach is not yet known.

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