NASA has confirmed that, after a successful liftoff, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded in midair this morning. Pieces of the rocket could be seen falling into the Atlantic ocean, the Guardian reports.
Elon Musk is becoming a welfare case. Federal auto-industry loans helped save his electric-car company, Tesla. Now Musk wants another federal bailout for his embarrassing space startup. And he may well get it.