SpaceX: What Its Failure Means For Astronauts at the International Space Station

Second cargo resupply mission in a row fails to deliver new supplies.

The spacecraft entered into an uncontrolled spin shortly after launch and days later burned up when it re-entered Earth's atmosphere.

"We are disappointed in the loss of the latest SpaceX cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. However, the astronauts are safe aboard the station and have sufficient supplies for the next several months," he said in a statement. "We will work closely with SpaceX to understand what happened, fix the problem and return to flight."

Both failures make the next resupply mission set for July 3 especially crucial. The next mission will be carried out by a Russian Progress spacecraft, while a Japanese cargo flight is set for August.

Orbital ATK, which lost its Cygnus vehicle during an explosion in October, is also set for a launch later this year, according to NASA.