In less than 24 hours, SpaceX launches two rockets, but one explodes

In less than 24 hours, SpaceX launched two rockets in the United States, one in Florida and one in Texas.

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 60 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral early Thursday morning.

It was the 18th mission of the constellation of networked satellites meant to provide reliable and affordable internet access to areas around the world that aren’t yet connected.

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The launch was delayed several times prior due to an automatic abort being triggered and poor weather.

Watch the launch below:

On Wednesday, the company launched its Starship Mars prototype rocket in Texas.

The rocket made a perfect landing, but just minutes later, it exploded on the landing pad.

SpaceX has not released the cause of the explosion.

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Despite the explosion, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said the launch was a success because the rocket was able to land.

SpaceX said it plans to use Starship for numerous purposes, including taking customers between cities at extreme speeds and eventually taking cargo and humans to Mars.

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Watch the launch below:

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Katlyn Brieskorn,

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.