Minnehaha Academy had project on SpaceX rocket that exploded

A team of Minnehaha Academy students apparently had a project on the SpaceX rocket that blew up over the weekend. On Sunday morning, the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket took off from the Kennedy Space Center, and it exploded just a couple minutes minutes after liftoff. This marks the third cargo mission to the International Space Station to be lost in recent months.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk kept his Twitter followers in the loop as the investigation ensued, and wrote, "Falcon 9 experienced a problem shortly before first stage shutdown. Will provide more info as soon as we review the data."

He later added there was an "overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank. Data suggests counterintuitive cause."

On Monday morning, he said the cause is still unknown after "several thousand engineering-hours of review. Now parsing data with a hex editor to recover final milliseconds."

Minnehaha Academy has yet to comment on the unfortunate mission, but did compose the following tweet the day before the rocket blew up.

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