SpaceX Rocket Launch Fails

The maiden voyage of SpaceX’s Falcon 1 rocket started well, but then went sour moments after launch. Onboard cameras, broadcast live to the Internet showed the rocket rolling almost immediately and then the connection was cut. Company founder, Elon Musk, later commented that Falcon 1 managed about 1 minute of powered flight. The rocket was carrying a small satellite for the US Air Force called FalconSat-2, which would have investigated space weather.