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(Universe Today)   Morpheus crashes and burns. Neo inconsolable   (universetoday.com) divider line 48
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2012-08-10 10:34:38 AM
Whoa
 
2012-08-10 10:59:29 AM
This is when they would rather have a crash and burn as opposed to during a manned mission. This is a story, but not as catastrophic as some media clowns can make it sound. When something crashes during a test flight it's kind of acceptable. Outside of fireworks, there's nothing to see here.
 
2012-08-10 11:12:16 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

As I was saying...an earth shattering kaboom.
 
2012-08-10 11:52:32 AM
How many failed rockets were there before Mercury? I'm glad to see them trying something new.
 
2012-08-10 01:26:01 PM
I think most Farkers would've also accepted, "This is not a repeat from 2002."

/that had better not be obscure!
 
2012-08-10 01:53:59 PM
Neo? For crying out loud, what about Delirium? Or Death, for that matter?
 
2012-08-10 02:04:46 PM
This is what happens when you dont eat the peanuts.
 
2012-08-10 02:17:02 PM
There was something comical about the way it slowly burned down, and at around 6:00 to 6:30 or so, right when everything seemed to be calmed down...BOOM...it goes apesh*t. I sense the hand of Murphy's Law there...$10 says right before that moment one of the engineers was thinking "we might just be able to salvage this thing".
 
2012-08-10 02:17:54 PM
Would you classify that as a launch problem or a design problem?

/nothing is obscure on Fark.
 
2012-08-10 02:18:17 PM
www.nasa.gov

My dad talked about the day when one of these crashed into the cafeteria at the plant where they were playing with the idea. It's a lunar lander simulator, which has a jet engine supporting about 85% of the weight of the system so they could try out the thrusters on the 15% gravity there would be on the moon.
 
2012-08-10 02:18:28 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: There was something comical about the way it slowly burned down, and at around 6:00 to 6:30 or so, right when everything seemed to be calmed down...BOOM...it goes apesh*t. I sense the hand of Murphy's Law there...$10 says right before that moment one of the engineers was thinking "we might just be able to salvage this thing".


Ah, different video...explosion at :26. There's a longer and better video out there.
 
2012-08-10 02:18:36 PM
And it EXPLODED!

i2.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-10 02:19:04 PM
Shouldn't it be renamed modius? It turns itself over and runs into itself.
 
2012-08-10 02:20:44 PM
gyazo.com
 
2012-08-10 02:26:33 PM
Those idiots at NASA can't do anything right.
 
2012-08-10 02:28:20 PM
The video was still better than Matrix Revolutions.
 
2012-08-10 02:28:46 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-10 02:34:32 PM
No one has pointed out that this thing is powered by farts? For shame, Fark, for shame.
 
2012-08-10 02:59:08 PM
JSC Engineering != Good
 
2012-08-10 03:05:16 PM
Everyone uses BitTorrent these days anyway
 
2012-08-10 03:13:59 PM
But they said this was The One
 
2012-08-10 03:31:02 PM
I know when we were kids building model rockets, we enjoyed the spectacular failures almost as much as we did successful launches. I wonder if some of these NASA guys get a bit of a giggle rush when an unmanned test like this goes kaboom.
Of couse they would like the damn thing to work, but shiat happens. that's why they do the tests.
 
2012-08-10 04:00:24 PM
i677.photobucket.com

Not pleased by this development.
 
2012-08-10 04:02:35 PM
Eh, this was an inexpensive test model. I'm good with this - it IS in testing, after all.
 
2012-08-10 04:03:47 PM

cgraves67: No one has pointed out that this thing is powered by farts? For shame, Fark, for shame.


I submitted:

NASA's green rocket turns orange, yellow and splodey.
 
2012-08-10 04:17:30 PM
No one has mentioned this looks like a complete ripoff of Carmack's Armadillo Aerospace efforts? I guess I will have to then, and the farts thing, thats cool too.
 
2012-08-10 04:37:14 PM

Old enough to know better: [i677.photobucket.com image 370x118]

Not pleased by this development.


I dunno, Jeb is probably excited
 
2012-08-10 04:40:45 PM
When it crashed, I thought to myself "Yes it might look bad, but I'm sure that will buff out".

*K-BOOM!*

"Well... fark".
 
2012-08-10 04:42:22 PM
I have friends on the Morpheus project, they have all been fairly quiet on FB since yesterday...
 
2012-08-10 04:43:39 PM
and they tested Morpheus last year, maybe year before, at JSC... caused a huge grass fire... right behind the fire station...
 
2012-08-10 05:10:03 PM

wildcardjack: My dad talked about the day when one of these crashed into the cafeteria at the plant where they were playing with the idea. It's a lunar lander simulator, which has a jet engine supporting about 85% of the weight of the system so they could try out the thrusters on the 15% gravity there would be on the moon.


Wouldn't a helium balloon have been cheaper and safer for supporting the weight?
 
2012-08-10 05:10:05 PM

wildcardjack: [www.nasa.gov image 330x316]

My dad talked about the day when one of these crashed into the cafeteria at the plant where they were playing with the idea. It's a lunar lander simulator, which has a jet engine supporting about 85% of the weight of the system so they could try out the thrusters on the 15% gravity there would be on the moon.


Neil Armstrong punches out:
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-10 05:26:09 PM

Mad_Radhu: wildcardjack: My dad talked about the day when one of these crashed into the cafeteria at the plant where they were playing with the idea. It's a lunar lander simulator, which has a jet engine supporting about 85% of the weight of the system so they could try out the thrusters on the 15% gravity there would be on the moon.

Wouldn't a helium balloon have been cheaper and safer for supporting the weight?


It would have responded too slow to the controls.
Astronauts need the stick time to get used to flying the lander.

/they eventually changed simulator methods on account of the LLRV constantly trying to murder astronauts, ground crews, bystanders.
 
2012-08-10 05:49:39 PM
Crash and burn. CRASH. And BURN. The sewer jockey come, and the go - but this? THIS is the hole.

/obscure?
 
2012-08-10 05:54:02 PM
I have dreamed a dream, and now that dream is taken from me.
 
2012-08-10 06:15:20 PM

Mad_Radhu: wildcardjack: My dad talked about the day when one of these crashed into the cafeteria at the plant where they were playing with the idea. It's a lunar lander simulator, which has a jet engine supporting about 85% of the weight of the system so they could try out the thrusters on the 15% gravity there would be on the moon.

Wouldn't a helium balloon have been cheaper and safer for supporting the weight?


I imagine a helium balloon which would have enough lift would also be subject to some pretty signifigant aerodynamic forces.
 
2012-08-10 06:29:04 PM
i4.ytimg.com

Yes, he looks quite sad. Poor guy.
 
2012-08-10 06:47:01 PM
No one has mentioned that Morpheus had a single thruster? As soon as it goes off course, it is doomed.
 
2012-08-10 07:19:13 PM

Kuta: No one has mentioned that Morpheus had a single thruster? As soon as it goes off course, it is doomed.


Your mother has a single thruster....
 
X15
2012-08-10 07:33:40 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: There was something comical about the way it slowly burned down, and at around 6:00 to 6:30 or so, right when everything seemed to be calmed down...BOOM...it goes apesh*t. I sense the hand of Murphy's Law there...$10 says right before that moment one of the engineers was thinking "we might just be able to salvage this thing".

Ah, different video...explosion at :26. There's a longer and better video out there.


You're aware that in the longer video it actually explodes twice?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hvlG2JtMts
 
X15
2012-08-10 07:34:36 PM

IPCONFIG -ALL: No one has mentioned this looks like a complete ripoff of Carmack's Armadillo Aerospace efforts? I guess I will have to then, and the farts thing, thats cool too.


It should, AA built it for NASA.
 
2012-08-10 07:50:23 PM

X15: IPCONFIG -ALL: No one has mentioned this looks like a complete ripoff of Carmack's Armadillo Aerospace efforts? I guess I will have to then, and the farts thing, thats cool too.

It should, AA built it for NASA.


OK, I'm glad to hear that, i saw that NASA was talking to AA a while ago, didn't see anything about them building one for NASA. They don't update the website as much as they used to. At least that's my excuse.
 
2012-08-10 08:20:39 PM
Also interesting in the longer vid is the time elapsed between lift-oops and the first attempt at fire suppression. One might think that, with live testing devices with burn-y stuff in them, there'd be some on-site apparatus standing by, just in case. Yeah, LOX and all that, but still.

That thing seemed to have some fundamental design issues, if the series of tether test vids are any indication. Number two is way wacky compared to the first test.
 
2012-08-10 08:41:42 PM

the_sidewinder: Old enough to know better: [i677.photobucket.com image 370x118]

Not pleased by this development.

I dunno, Jeb is probably excited


You know shiat is real when Jeb panics.
 
2012-08-10 10:11:53 PM

IggyFan: Would you classify that as a launch problem or a design problem?

/nothing is obscure on Fark.


DUCK!
 
2012-08-10 10:48:01 PM

You know shiat is real when Jeb panics.


Weird thing, Jeb didn't panic one bit when he got shoved out the capsule during the Kerbin de-orbit burn... didn't panic the whole way down either...

/Didn't survive the landing though.
//Jet packs lack the thrust to counter Kerbin's gravity... who knew :D
 
2012-08-11 02:00:05 AM
Come for the crash, stay for the LOX tanks letting go at 2:00 and 6:20.

/first time I ever heard a NASA flight controller tell somebody to call 911.
 
2012-08-11 02:01:13 AM
Armadildo Aerospace called, they want their design back.
 
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