Published On: Sun, Sep 4th, 2016

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Unfortunate Explosion Questions Facebook’s Free Basics Implementation

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The explosion of Falcon 9 rocket during launching on Thursday resulted with great headaches for two powerful people. One is SpaceX’s founder Elon Musk and the other is Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook had important cargo aboard the Falcon 9 that was supposed to help the company in beaming internet connectivity to Africa, which is a part of its highly publicized plan to connect every single person in the world, even to those places where the web is not accessed easily.

Zuckerberg in fact is looking ahead to make everyone on the Earth to be on Facebook.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Unfortunate Explosion Questions Facebook's Free Basics Implementation

The plan was launched in 2013 and was originally named as Last year it was renamed as Free Basics under which people would get several apps and services too such as SmartBusiness and BabyCenter.

To help people connect to Free Basics the company wanted to use gadgets like Annos 6 and drone called Aquila. However, things in theory sound wonderful.

Last year in April Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook wall, “The internet is one of the most powerful tools for economic and social progress… It gives people access to jobs, knowledge and opportunities. It gives voice to the voiceless in our society, and it connects people with vital resources for health and education.”

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