SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral July 14, 2014
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Space!
Best Reddit comment:
Imagine the thrill of having the resources to design, build and launch your own rockets into space. There are a lot of model rocket enthusiasts who invest most of their time and money into their craft, and I picture Elon looking at the Falcon Launch Vehicles as his. Truly an incredible endeavor to direct with your own assets, for the ultimate goal of strengthening space travel to allow mankind to further explore space.
A true luminary.
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Elon Musk tweets KABOOM:
Rocket booster reentry, landing burn & leg deploy were good, but lost hull integrity right after splashdown (aka kaboom)