Smoke rises from a SpaceX launch site Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/Marcia Dunn)
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An explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket belonging to Elon Musk's SpaceX during routine test firing at Cape Canaveral in Florida Thursday, shaking buildings miles (km) away and sending a thick plume of black smoke pouring into the air.SpaceX had been due to launch its 29th Falcon 9 rocket before dawn on Saturday, carrying into orbit the AMOS-6 communications satellite owned by Israel's Space Communication .Beijing Xinwei Technology Group has agreed to buy Spacecom for $285 million, the companies said last week.SpaceX said on Wednesday it had signed its first customer to use a previously flown Falcon 9 rocket, but that launch was not due until later this year and the rocket that exploded on Thursday had never been flown before.
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