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First Firefly Alpha launch fails
Posted: Sat, Sep 4, 2021, 1:06 PM ET (1706 GMT)
Firefly Alpha explosion on first launch (J. Foust) Firefly Aerospace's first Alpha launch ended with an explosion two and a half minutes after liftoff Thursday. The rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base at 9:59 pm EDT (0159 GMT Friday). About two and a half minutes later, the rocket started to tumble and then exploded. Firefly said the vehicle suffered an anomaly but that it was too early to know the root cause. Company executives had emphasized before the launch that this mission was a test flight of a new vehicle, with the goal of collecting as much data as possible.
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