Conspiracies Abound on Falcon 9 Fireplosion

Falcon 9 explodes on the launch pad. (Credit: USLaunchReport.com)
Falcon 9 explodes on the launch pad. (Credit: USLaunchReport.com)

By now, you’ve probably heard the conspiracy theories about the fire and explosion (fireplosion?) that destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket and destroyed the Amos-6 spacecraft.

Was the rocket taken out by a drone? An alien UFO? An U.S. government determined to keep Spacecom out of the hands of a Chinese conglomerate? A bird pooping on the equipment? Or all of the above?

While the investigation continues and the speculation rages over the cause, there’s been one possibility that has been ignored completely….

Here’s the rocket being fueled….

Credit: USLaunchReport.com
Credit: USLaunchReport.com

Looks pretty normal, huh? But, take a look at this zoomed in closeup of the fueling process….

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Credit: Paramount Pictures

And a short time later…

Credit: USLaunchReport.com
Credit: USLaunchReport.com

I think this pretty much wraps up the investigation, don’t you think?

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