SpaceX Explosion Lost Microsoft HoloLens
On Sunday, June 28th 2015 SpaceX CRS-7 Falcon 9 rocket exploded shortly after liftoff from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The SpaceX explosion happened about 139 seconds after launch.
The rocket was carrying food, water, equipment and research to the International Space Station, the artificial satellite currently in low-Earth orbit where an international team of astronauts is conducting science experiments and testing the various systems and equipment that would eventually be used on missions to the Moon and Mars.
The crash cause lost of many equipment for International Space Station crew, including the newest equipment for them : a pair of Microsoft HoloLens. After the announcement of NASA and Microsoft Will Send Microsoft HoloLens to Space on last June 25th 2015, both side need to be more patient for their mission to bring Microsoft HoloLens to space.
The Associated Press reported that pieces of the rocket could be seen falling into the Atlantic like a fireworks display gone wrong. However, NASA said that the astronauts in International Space Station have enough supplies for the next several months. Meanwhile, a Russian resupply mission ship is getting ready for its launch Friday at 12:55 a.m. EDT.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a statement following the SpaceX explosion :
“We are disappointed in the loss of the latest SpaceX cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. However, the astronauts are safe aboard the station and have sufficient supplies for the next several months. We will work closely with SpaceX to understand what happened, fix the problem and return to flight. The commercial cargo program was designed to accommodate loss of cargo vehicles. We will continue operation of the station in a safe and effective way as we continue to use it as our test bed for preparing for longer duration missions farther into the solar system.”
The failure was the first by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket after 18 successful launches, including five this year. It followed the loss in late April of a Russian resupply ship, and last October’s explosion of an Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus cargo craft shortly after their liftoff from Virginia’s Eastern Shore. NASA said that the failed launch is a reminder of the challenges of spaceflight, it will not deter any future launches or plans for the agency’s spaceflight program.