Brevard Emergency Management Office: SpaceX Explosion Poses No Threat To Public
By Don Walker, Brevard County Communications Director // September 1, 2016
no evacuations have been recommended
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The general public in Brevard County is not in any danger, and no evacuations have been recommended, as a result of an anomaly involving the Falcon 9 rocket at approximately 9:07 a.m. at Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, according to the Brevard County Emergency Management Office.
“SpaceX can confirm that in preparation for today’s standard pre-launch static fire test, there was an anomaly on the pad resulting in the loss of the vehicle and its payload. Per standard procedure, the pad was clear and there were no injuries,” states SpaceX spokesperson, Julia Black.
For more information and updates, residents and visitors should monitor Brevard County Emergency Management. To receive text messages from Brevard County Emergency Management, text FOLLOW BREVARDEOC to 40404.
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