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H2O #133: In Which We Discuss the SpaceX Explosion and the Conspiracy Theory

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On September 1, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad during a test. In the aftermath, the investigation has explored a number of possible causes, and one theory has almost taken on a life of its own: sabotage by rival company United Launch Alliance, which has a facility not too far from the launch complex (see the photo below).

While officially, no one is giving the sabotage theory much credence, there are still plenty of questions surrounding the circumstances of the explosion that some are latching onto the theory that maybe a sniper was on the roof of the ULA building, just over a mile away, and maybe there was a shot before the Falcon 9 exploded, and maybe this was an act of corporate rivalry taken too far?

No matter what the facts bear out, it’s still fun to speculate.

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Overhead image of launch facility and site of suspected ULA activity. (Google Maps)
Overhead image of launch facility and site of suspected ULA activity. (Google Maps)

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