Facebook’s $95million-worth free internet project has suffered a setback after it got hit by a rocket. This will be a very sad news, not only to the Facebook team but also to the whole world. The only thing that makes us smile is that no personnel was injured in the blast.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket was undergoing a test on a launch pad at Cape Canaveral. The rocket was expected to launch on 3rd September in a bid to deliver Facebook’s first satellite to orbit. The satellite will make it possible for Facebook to spot-beam broadband for its internet.org initiative.
This is a really disappointing loss, but according to what we heard from a Facebook spokesperson, “we are committed to our mission of connecting people to the internet around the world.” According to the local county emergency management office, the blast will pose no threat to the general public and those living in the surrounding areas.