Small fire breaks out and is extinguished at SpaceX’s Florida Starship facility

TechCrunch | 7/8/2019 | Staff
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A small fire broke out Monday at SpaceX’s Florida facility focused on development of Starship, the company’s next-generation rocket. The facility is one of two SpaceX development centres for Starship, which is intended to be a new, entirely reusable spacecraft that will help the company move closer to its goal of reaching Mars.

“This afternoon, a small fire occurred at a SpaceX facility in Cocoa, Florida,” SpaceX explained in a statement to TechCrunch. “The fire was contained to a sea van on site and extinguished thanks to the Cocoa Fire Department, which responded within minutes. There were no injuries as a result of the fire, and the cause is under investigation.”

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In the background, you can see the tip of a sub scale Starship prototype model at the site, as the fire burns at some kind of building in the foreground....
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