SpaceX Rocket Explosion Could Affect Entire Space Industry

A Falcon 9 rocket exploded on its launch pad this week destroying a $200 million satellite and sending SpaceX stock plummeting, but the ripple affects might be felt through the entire space industry.

The destruction of the satellite means Facebook won’t be able to offer free internet to 14 countries in Africa, but the delay during the investigation might be worse.

Several companies were depending on SpaceX to launch their satellites into orbit and NASA was depending on the company to resupply the International Space Station.

The explosion has also spawned a number of alien conspiracy theories with several people claiming the rocket was destroyed by aliens.

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