|Titan Explodes in Flight
Air Force Space Command News Service
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR STATION, Fla. (AFSPCNS) -- A Titan IVA space
launch vehicle began to self-destruct today approximately 42 seconds into powered flight.
Approximately 2 seconds afterward, U.S. Air Force range safety
officials sent destruct signals to further break up the rocket and mitigate possible
damage from falling debris.
There are no known reports of injuries or deaths. The extent of
property damage is unknown at this time.
A board will convene to investigate the cause of the accident.
The rocket was launched at 7:30 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex
More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.
(Courtesy, 45th Space Wing Public Affairs)