Space X Accident: Elon Musk Statement

12:03 PM July 16, 2019

In this April 20, 2019, file photo, a cloud of orange smoke rises over nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, as seen from Cocoa Beach, Fla., after the SpaceX Dragon 2 capsule was destroyed during a test. SpaceX says a leaky valve caused its crew capsule to explode during the test back in April. The company announced the preliminary results of its accident investigation Monday, July 15, 2019.

FILE – In this April 20, 2019, file photo, cloud of orange smoke rises over nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, as seen from Cocoa Beach, Fla., after the SpaceX Dragon 2 capsule was destroyed during a test. SpaceX says a leaky valve caused its crew capsule to explode during the test back in April. The company announced the preliminary results of its accident investigation Monday, July 15, 2019. (Craig Bailey/Florida Today via AP, File)

SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule is pictured about 20 meters (66 feet) away from the International Space Station’s Harmony module. SpaceX says a leaky valve caused its crew capsule to explode during a test back in April. The company announced the preliminary results of its accident investigation Monday, July 15, 2019. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule had just returned from a successful test flight to the International Space Station and was undergoing a ground test at Cape Canaveral, Florida. (NASA via AP, File)

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