Dodgers
Plaschke: Vin Scully is a voice for the ages
Topics

Federal Aviation Administration

SpaceX explosion: 'Large breach' took place in helium system in second stage of rocket

SpaceX explosion: 'Large breach' took place in helium system in second stage of rocket

Early analysis of debris and data from SpaceX’s launch pad explosion suggests that a “large breach” took place in the cryogenic helium system of the rocket’s second-stage liquid oxygen tank, the space company said Friday.

The Hawthorne space company said it still has not determined the root of the incident and that all “plausible causes” are being investigated.

“We will work to resume our manifest as quickly as responsible once the cause of the anomaly has been identified by the Accident Investigation Team,” SpaceX said in a statement on its website. “Pending the...

79°