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Nitrogen cannisters explode at SpaceX facility

POSTED: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 2:52pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 9:43pm

Residents in McGregor were alarmed Tuesday night after two nitrogen tanks at SpaceX's testing facility exploded.

Concerned 911 calls came around 10:30 Tuesday night.

People in both McGregor and Lorena said they heard two loud 'booms' and were concerned something happened at the test site.

McGregor Fire and Police departments showed up to investigate.

It was determined the two tanks were over pressurized and ruptured as a result.

Luckily there were no injuries reported.



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