Elon Musk Takes to Twitter in Hunt for SpaceX Explosion Clues

Elon Musk labels SpaceX blast 'difficult, complex failure'

"The current investigation has no bearing on this", SpaceX spokesman Dex Torricke-Barton said.

CEO Elon Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla Motors, called the explosion the most hard failure in the company's 14-year history.

Musk took to Twitter and said his company has already started an investigation.

Last week, SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted that the fiery explosion was turning out to be the "most hard and complex failure" in company history.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket exploded on September 1 at Cape Canaveral, Florida during a pre-launch test, destroying the rocket itself and a $200-million communications satellite that was set to play a key role in Facebook's plans to provide internet access to remote villages in Africa. The unfortunate incident that took place at Cape Canaveral Air Force base in Florida is proving to be a burden not only to Elon Musk and SpaceX, but also to other companies involved. As the space firm tries to piece together what went wrong, it requested people with photos, audio or videos of the explosion to send the materials to the firm.

Although speculation continues to circle around the explosion of the Space X Falcon 9 rockets with the most fascinating theory by far being the potential that space aliens beamed the rocket, many more plausible alternatives exist including a leak of propellant fuel, metal on metal contact sparking just enough initial flame, or a buildup of oxygen. "To address these priorities, we have been working on this offering for more than a year, which allows our customers to launch in as few as three months from placing their order".

A SpaceX-led accident investigation is underway, overseen by the Federal Aviation Administration's Commercial Space Transportation office. He noted that the rocket's "engines were not on and there was no apparent heat source". That pad will need extensive repairs and probably won't be ready to support launches by November. However, it won't be taking off from SpaceX's pad at Launch Complex 40 - the site of the explosion.

"We remain fully confident in the results of (that) investigation".

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