SpaceX rocket to ISS disintegrates 2 minutes after launch

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An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket, transporting two tons of goods for the International Space Station, blasted shortly after lifting off at 10.21am Eastern Time from Cape Canaveral. SpaceX tweeted "The vehicle experienced an anomaly on ascent," The firm, which is owned by the billionaire businessperson Elon Musk, said it was setting together an “anomaly team” to conclude the cause of disaster. 

The mid-sized Falcon 9 has experienced only one partially unsuccessful launch in 2012, and in the past three years has transported six shipments to the ISS under its $1.6 billion NASA contract.

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