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Fuel Leak and Fire Led to Falcon 1 Rocket Failure, SpaceX

• Tariq Malik for
Musk said the fire began about 25 seconds after liftoff and cut into the Falcon 1 rocket’s first stage helium pneumatic system used to pressurize the booster’s fuel tanks. Once that pressure dropped, the Falcon 1 rocket’s Merlin engine shut down abou

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