Since there's no way I'm the only rocket scientist around here, who else has been keeping up with spaceflight news?
This morning though, bad news indeed. SpaceX had a Falcon 9 containing a comsat on the launch pad for a static fire test in preparation for a launch that was to be 2 days from now. The satellite was built by a facebook lead partnership and built by an Israeli company, it was intended to provide high speed satellite internet to the middle east.
Something went wrong 3 minutes before ignition, and the rocket exploded. Payload lost, launch pad is pretty badly damaged. Fortunately there were no injuries reported, just some rattled neighbors as workers elsewhere on the grounds got shaken up by the shockwave.