CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Some sort of explosion happened at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Thursday morning, according to Brian Purtell, the public information officer for the 45th Space Wings.
Base response teams are still working to confirm if there are any injuries, Purtell said. He could not confirm if the incident involved SpaceX, which was preparing for a launch at the facility.
— Sam Jordan (@Sam_Jordan80) September 1, 2016
Explosion occurred at SpaceX's pad this morning, where a Falcon 9 rocket and Israeli satellite were being readied. pic.twitter.com/joPQrDuC7f
— Spaceflight Now (@SpaceflightNow) September 1, 2016
— E. Horst, MU WIC (@MUweather) September 1, 2016
Wow, SpaceX rocket just blew up on pad. Shook our whole bldg. pic.twitter.com/PMxZA4v4IV
— SpaceCoastTiger (@TigernBear) September 1, 2016