SpaceX rocket explosion caught on camera

McGREGOR, Texas (CNN/Becky Maks) — A bystander caught the explosion of an unmanned SpaceX rocket at its facility in McGregor, Texas, on video. The company said the rocket blew itself up Friday evening after a malfunction was detected during a test.

SpaceX said it was testing a three-engine version of its Falcon 9 rocket, the successor to its Grasshopper rocket. The company said the rocket never went off course, and no one was injured. It said a rep from the FAA was on site during the test. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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