Saturday, February 21, 2009

SpaceX engine test touches off fire

Falcon 9 stage, cowling down
SpaceX is conducting an internal investigation over what caused a fuel fire at its McGregor testing facility Thursday night. The fire started around 8 p.m. Thursday during routine testing of a Merlin 1 C rocket engine, said SpaceX Spokeswoman Lauren Dreyer.

Hat tip to Parabolic Arc HERE.

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