Last week, a SpaceX Falcon rocket exploded during a routine operation ahead of a scheduled launch of a satellite that, among other things, would help Facebook’s Internet.org program.
Since then, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and his team have been trying to figure out what, exactly, happened. Turns out rocket science is pretty complicated.
Still working on the Falcon fireball investigation. Turning out to be the most difficult and complex failure we have ever had in 14 years.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 9, 2016
Important to note that this happened during a routine filling operation. Engines were not on and there was no apparent heat source.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 9, 2016
They just can’t figure out what happened. For a company that has ambitions to go to Mars by 2018, let’s just say it’s pretty important to make sure this doesn’t happen again.
This is where you come in.
Both Musk and SpaceX are looking for any images, audio or video recordings of the explosion last week to help them figure out what caused this “anomaly.”
So if you happened to be in the area, just hanging at Cape Canaveral on a Thursday morning, maybe shoot Musk a message.
If you have audio, photos or videos of our anomaly last week, please send to email@example.com. Material may be useful for investigation— SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 9, 2016
Here’s some of the first footage of the explosion:
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.