Despite rapid advancements in the space industry, rocket explosions still occur and are pretty common. Even the most reputable launch operators are never 100% safe from rocket launch failure. There is more than just one rocket that blew up over the history of launches — starting with the leading heavyweight launcher SpaceX, who had its share of an accidental rocket explosions.
On the bright side, human casualties are extremely rare when a rocket explodes, but a failed rocket launch often means the loss of payload. Sometimes, when exploding rocket parts fall on the ground, they may end up in populated areas — even though most rocket launches today take place over the sea.
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