SpaceX Unmanned Rocket Explodes Shortly After Takeoff from Complex 40 Cape Canaveral, Florida

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and the first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff.

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), the American aerospace manufacturer and space transport service company lost a rocket and supply vehicle at about 10:27 a.m. ET Sunday morning.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a resupply capsule to the International Space Station launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base on Sunday, June 28 at 10:21 a.m. EDT.

The unmanned SpaceX CRS-7 resupply flight was loaded with more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments for the astronauts during ISS Expeditions 44 and 45.