VIDEO: Space X Eyed Rival’s Building In Last Month’s Rocket Explosion Probe

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Falcon 9 exploded on launch during test Sept. 1,

ABOVE VIDEO: The unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Fla. during a test on Sept. 1, destroying the rocket and an Israeli satellite called Amos-6.

(FOX NEWS) – SpaceX requested access to a nearby building leased by its rival United Launch Alliance (ULA) as part of its probe into last month’s launch pad rocket explosion, the Washington Post reports.

The unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Fla. during a test on Sept. 1, destroying the rocket and an Israeli satellite called Amos-6.

The explosion occurred two days before the rocket’s scheduled liftoff.

About two weeks later a SpaceX employee asked for access to the roof of a building leased by ULA, according to the Washington Post, which cited three unnamed industry officials with knowledge of the episode.

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The Post reports that SpaceX had still video images that appeared to show an odd shadow, then a white spot on the roof.

The building has a clear line of sight to the launch pad, which is just over a mile away.

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