The moment Mark Zuckerberg knew about the Facebook rocket that blew up

A totally real conversation between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg about the FB rocket

CAPE CANVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket — and the satellite Facebook was to use in Africa — exploded on its pad during a test Thursday morning at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. No one was injured. Witnesses reported seeing a fireball, hearing multiple explosions, feeling shock waves in buildings several miles away at Kennedy Space Center and seeing a plume of smoke rising from Launch Complex 40 just after 9 a.m. The rocket was scheduled to launch the Amos-6 communications satellite for Israeli company Spacecom at 3 a.m. Saturday. The satellite built by Israel Aerospace Industries also was destroyed. Facebook had planned to use some of the satellite’s capacity to expand its Internet.org initiative in Africa.

 

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