Liquid Nitrogen Discharge Reported at SpaceX Texas Launch Pad

Liquid Nitrogen Discharge Reported at SpaceX Texas Launch Pad

An untold amount of liquid nitrogen was released at the SpaceX launch pad in deep South Texas, state and federal regulators said.

Aerial photos taken on July 8 and circulating on social media depict what appears to be a cryogenic liquid and vapors on wetlands next to the launch pad. (From an aerial photo, nitrogen can look like snow on the ground.) The US Fish & Wildlife Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Galveston office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirmed the incident.

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