SpaceX rocket with Colorado experiments explodes shortly after takeoff on Sunday

By: InnovatioNews Monday June 29, 2015 0 comments Tags: Boulder, BioServe Space Techn, NASA, SpaceX Dragon, International Space

 

BOULDER -- A SpaceX Dragon mission that carried two biomedical experiments supported by Boulder-based BioServe Space Technologies  exploded shortly after its launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sunday (June 28).BioServe_Space_logoUSE_1

BioServe Space Technologies is headquartered in CU-Boulder’s Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences.

The rocket was being sent to the International Space Station and had no humans aboard. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation by NASA.

The spacecraft also carried two experiments by students in Jefferson County schools, including ladybugs being sent into space to see if they could be used in future space gardens.

More than 25 schools across the nation had experiments on board the SpaceX rocket.

A spokesman for NASA said the space agency would help get the experiments into space on a future mission.

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