At the same site on1-27-67 when the usa will go through rioting in the cities. The APOLLO 1 rocket was sitting stationary with three astronauts: WHITE the first person to walk in space, GRISSOM the 2nd person in space and chaffee a rookie sat in the capsule and it started on fire and they burned to death. THe capsule had 100% oxygen and any spark created a massive fire. Since this was an israeli satellite it is like the first israeli astronaut returning to earth blew up over palestine texas. disaster happen and israel and launch site repeats history?
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blew up on the launchpad during a test run, taking its $200 million payload with it. That’s bad news for SpaceX, and it’s also not great for Facebook.
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The rocket was supposed to carry Spacecom’s AMOS-6 communications satellite. Facebook was supposed to pay Spacecom $95 million to lease several frequencies covering Europe and Africa. That deal is now up in smoke.
The sunk deal sets back part of Facebook’s Internet.org initiative, which is aimed at bringing Internet access to developing regions. The program is meant to swell and support the company’s global userbase.
Now Facebook is going to miss out on extending its reach in sub-Saharan Africa, at least for now. Bloomberg notes the company’s registered 84 million users in the region, but it has trouble with spotty infrastructure.