MELBOURNE, Fla. — The explosion of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral is just one of many that have rocked Florida’s Space Coast over the decades.

The Thursday morning static fire test was in advance of a planned Saturday launch attempt from Launch Complex 40 of an Israeli communications satellite. Both the Falcon 9 and the satellite were destroyed. No one was injured.

Here are some other notable — and tragic — launch failures at or just after launch from Cape Canaveral:… see more

source: usatoday