- A series of explosion at the John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) launch pad was reported in Cape Canaveral on Thursday, September 1
- According to reports, the explosion originated from the launch pad where one of the rockets owned by SpaceX is being prepared
- As of press time, the Brevard County Emergency office has assured the public that the explosions bring no threat but the cause of the explosion and the number of casualties that resulted from the explosion is still unclear
A series of explosion and huge plumes of smoke rocked the launch pad at John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Thursday, September 1.
Reports had it that at the time of the explosions, SpaceX, an aerospace company, was in the process of readying a rocket for a test launch.
NASA said the test that was taking place at Launch Pad 40 was considered routine and was in advance of a planned launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Saturday.
Residents had reported that the blast shook buildings which were several miles away. Multiple explosions reportedly continued for several minutes. Pictures taken from the scene show a huge plume of smoke rising above the complex.
As of press time, the cause of the blast, as well as the number of casualties, is not yet clear, but reports had it that the rocket was supposed to haul an Israeli satellite this weekend. Shortly after the explosions, the Brevard County Emergency Office was quick to assure the public that there is no threat.