SpaceX Rocket Explodes With Facebook Satellite on Board
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No one was injured when a Falcon 9 rocket exploded at Cape Canaveral in Florida on September 1.
But the rocket and a communications satellite on it were destroyed.
The Falcon 9 belonged to the American company SpaceX. It designs, manufactures and launches rockets and spacecraft.
The hashtag SpaceX continues to trend on Twitter as people see videos of the explosion.
Space X was hoping to launch the rocket on Saturday, September 3.
The satellite was supposed to provide high-speed internet service to parts of Africa. It was made by an Israeli company for Facebook, the world's largest online social media network. Reports say a replacement satellite could be ready in three years.
The accident involves two of the world's most famous entrepreneurs.
Mark Zuckerberg is the founder of Facebook.
He used a Facebook post to say he was "deeply disappointed"to hear about the explosion.
SpaceX is owned by Elon Musk, a businessman and investor. He also operates Tesla Motors, the electric car company.
SpaceX called the explosion "an anomaly."
SpaceX rockets are unique because some of their parts are reusable. After a rocket launch, the first part of the rocket returns to Earth and can be used again.
The company had planned six more launches this year. But those plans may change after the accident.
People living near Cape Canaveral said their homes shook and sliding doors fell to the ground.
One Instagram user posted video of the smoke cloud from the explosion. A simple, written message placed next to the video read: "Wow, not good."
One Twitter user wrote: "This video of the SpaceX Explosion is crazy!"
The American space agency NASA is working with SpaceX on several projects, including transporting supplies to the International Space Station. But the space agency was not involved in this project.
NASA did post a message on Twitter. It read: "...spaceflight is challenging. Our partners learn from each success and setback."
A Twitter user sympathized with Facebook's chairman, writing: "Mark Zuckerberg is like ‘Man, I should have gone with NASA.'"
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The high-speed train service is planned to extend from Paris to Bordeaux
2.internet service 网络服务
If you have a laptop, just connect to the hotel internet service.
3.social media 社交媒体
We have all witnessed the power of social media.
4.sliding doors 滑动门
I think they come out of sliding doors.
1.But the space agency was not involved in this project.
space agency 航天局
Something akin to panic swept the National Aeronautic and Space Agency.
The Helios aircraft is an American space agency support project.
2.People living near Cape Canaveral said their homes shook and sliding doors fell to the ground.
fell to the ground 跌倒在地
The tree fell to the ground with a thud.
My father was faint for want of water and fell to the ground.
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该卫星预计为非洲部分地区提供高速互联网服务 。该枚火箭是由以色列公司为全球最大在线社交媒体网络公司Facebook而制造的 。报道称，替代卫星或在三年内准备完毕 。
SpaceX公司负责人伊隆·马斯克是一名商人也是一位投资人 。马斯克旗下还有特斯拉电动汽车公司 。
SpaceX火箭是独一无二的，因为其某些部件可重复利用 。火箭发射后，火箭的第一部分可返回地球并重复利用 。
美国航空航天局有几个项目正与SpaceX公司合作，包括向国际空间站运送物资 。但本次发射项目与航天局无关 。
美国航空航天局在推特上发布消息称，“航天事业充满挑战 。我们的合作伙伴从每次的成功与挫折中汲取经验 。”