America's favorite autistic megalomaniac and CEO of the world's top "free privacy invasion service," Mark Zuckerberg...made a boom-boom.
The four-minute-long explosion occurred as the 604-ton Falcon 9 rocket was being fuelled with a powerful mixture of liquid oxygen and rocket-grade kerosene propellant for test firing before its weekend launch.
The cause of the blast is still unknown and is being investigated, according to a tweet by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. He described it as a "fast fire, not an explosion."
No one was injured in the blast, which SpaceX referred to as an "anomaly."
The rocket's payload was a $200m satellite — called Amos 6 and owned by Israeli company Space Communications or Spacecom — to be used by Facebook to bring Internet access to remote villages in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The operation also involved French satellite firm Eutelsat Communications
Cataline strokes Lady Evil's soft white coat, while she purrs evilly. "An anomaly are they calling it? How ma-a-a-arvelous."