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WACO, Texas — A SpaceX rocket exploded Friday during a test flight in McGregor, Texas, after an anomaly was detected in the vehicle, the company said.

The vehicle remained in the designated flight area at the company's McGregor facility, and there were no injuries, SpaceX said in a statement.

SpaceX described the rocket as a three engine version of its reusable Falcon 9 rocket..

"During the flight, an anomaly was detected in the vehicle and the flight termination system automatically terminated the mission," the company said.

In a post on Twitter, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said: "Three engine F9R Dev1 vehicle auto-terminated during test flight. No injuries or near injuries. Rockets are tricky"

An FAA representative was present at the test, SpaceX said.

"As is our practice, the company will be reviewing the flight record details to learn more about the performance of the vehicle prior to our next test," the statement said.

This was the second test flight for the rocket. The first, on April 17, was successful to a height of about 820 feet.

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