Space-X rocket explodes on launch pad

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The Air Force says the launch pad will remain off-limits where a Space-X rocket blew up Thursday at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The fireball and blast destroyed the rocket as well as a satellite that Facebook was counting on to spread internet service in Africa.

The blast happened as the rocket was being fueled during a pre-launch engine test.

There were no injuries.