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Faulty Metal Brace Likely Doomed SpaceX Falcon Rocket, Musk says

A faulty metal brace in an unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket likely triggered the explosion that destroyed the booster minutes after liftoff from Florida last month, company chief Elon Musk said on Monday. The June 28 accident, which destroyed a load of cargo destined for the International Space Station, was the third botched resupply run within eight months. An Orbital ATK rocket explosion claimed a Cygnus cargo ship in October and a Russian Progress freighter failed to reach orbit in...

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