Facebook SpaceX News: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Is Mad at Elon Musk Because of The Rocket Explosion; Watch The Dramatic Explosion[VIDEO]By Sarah T., UniversityHerald Reporter
On Sept. 1, Thursday, SpaceX was exploded, thus, it destroyed a satellite Facebook was planning to use to offer Internet access in parts of the continent. Facebook Mark Zuckerberg seems mad after he learned the news, according to some reports.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, owned by Elon Musk, exploded on its launchpad at Cape Canaveral, on Thursday, according to Time. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in Africa when he learned that SpaceX explosion destroyed Facebook's satellite that will be used to offer Internet access in some parts of continents.
Zuckerberg released a statement, stating that he was so disappointed over the explosion.
"As I'm here in Africa, I'm deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX's launch failure destroyed our satellite that would have provided connectivity to so many entrepreneurs and everyone else across the continent," Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook status.
The satellite, which was launched in partnership with Eutelsat, is planned to bring wireless connectivity to large portions of sub-Saharan Africa, in partnership with local service providers, The Verge reported.
In the same statement, Facebook CEO added that despite the damages, Aquila, another technology that they have developed, is their another resort to continue their plan, which is to offer Internet access. His statement seems like a slam to his fellow tech billionaire Elon Musk, who owns Paypal, Tesla, and the SpaceX.
In a recent, Musk called the disaster as a "ball of fire," not an explosion. On Twitter, Paypal CEO answered a question of a Twitter user, who asked, "Would the Dragon escape pod have survived this event?" The billionaire replied him that Dragon would have been fine, and said that the disaster happened on Thursday was a fast fire, not an explosion.
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