An explosion rocked the launch site for Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, ahead of the scheduled launch of the Israeli communications satellite Amos 6, multiple U.S. media reports said. It was not clear if anyone was hurt by the blast, or the Amos launch was affected. A SpaceX spokesman did not immediately return a call for comment. A spokesman for NASA said he had no information and that the agency was not involved.
The blast was felt several miles away. Social media posted images of flames and a plume of lack smoke coming from the site. SpaceX plans to send humans to Mars in 2024.