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2013-07-01 11:49:42 PM  
Should have used Levitra.
 
2013-07-02 12:17:04 AM  
 
2013-07-02 12:54:14 AM  
I bet those buildings are all made of electrons.
 
2013-07-02 01:10:51 AM  

RoyBatty: Five minutes of exploding rockets set to The Final Countdown

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This is why I love fark.
 
2013-07-02 01:11:06 AM  
www.redcanary.ca

There is my earth shattering kaboom
 
2013-07-02 01:16:09 AM  
Slap an A.S.A.S on that thing.
 
2013-07-02 01:19:43 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: Slap an A.S.A.S on that thing.


What do you think caused the failure?
 
2013-07-02 01:20:39 AM  
What would a minor failure look like?
 
2013-07-02 01:20:48 AM  

Professor Science: J. Frank Parnell: Slap an A.S.A.S on that thing.

What do you think caused the failure?


Jebediah wasn't at the controls.
 
2013-07-02 01:21:24 AM  
When is this from?
 
2013-07-02 01:26:11 AM  

StopLurkListen: What would a minor failure look like?


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2013-07-02 01:32:39 AM  

StopLurkListen: What would a minor failure look like?


Anything short of the mission goal that doesn't result in total annihilation of the rocket.
 
2013-07-02 01:35:03 AM  
Go at throttle up.....
 
2013-07-02 01:37:20 AM  
Intra Continental Ballistic Missile test?
 
2013-07-02 01:37:26 AM  
It came from together unto apart.
 
2013-07-02 01:45:24 AM  

Khazar-Khum: When is this from?


Apparently within the last hour or two from what I've found on Google News.
 
2013-07-02 01:46:35 AM  

HeWhoHasNoName: Professor Science: J. Frank Parnell: Slap an A.S.A.S on that thing.

What do you think caused the failure?

Jebediah wasn't at the controls.


If you don't hit "t" before you launch you're gonna have a bad time.
 
2013-07-02 01:47:13 AM  

bluorangefyre: Khazar-Khum: When is this from?

Apparently within the last hour or two from what I've found on Google News.


And if I'd gone to Space.com first, I'd have discovered that it happened three hours ago.
 
2013-07-02 01:47:29 AM  
"How does a rocket scientist teach his son to count?"

"10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, shiat, shiat, SHIAT!"
 
2013-07-02 01:47:33 AM  
Looks like one of the (six?) main motors was faulty.
 
2013-07-02 01:48:21 AM  

Professor Science: What do you think caused the failure?


Well, after briefly looking around online "a newly modified, digital control system" was actually suggested as a possible cause. Assuming that's the same rocket crash featured here and not the one in 2008. Could figure out which crash it is for sure if i wasn't in need of crashing myself shortly.
 
2013-07-02 01:56:49 AM  

bluorangefyre: bluorangefyre: Khazar-Khum: When is this from?

Apparently within the last hour or two from what I've found on Google News.

And if I'd gone to Space.com first, I'd have discovered that it happened three hours ago.


Oh, that answers that.
 
2013-07-02 01:56:51 AM  
That was rough to watch. That thing is mighty powerful.

Hard to tell for sure but it looks like a pump or fuel line let go and was dumping propellant. The loss of thrust and/or assymetric thrust looks like it caused loss of control and failure.

Of course it could have been gremlins or even Shatners for all I know.
 
2013-07-02 02:06:39 AM  

Fark This!: Looks like one of the (six?) main motors was faulty.


That was my thought.  Looked like one of the engines pushed out a much larger plume than the remaining ones, thus applying extra thrust in that direction instead of a uniform thrust pointing towards space.  Why they didn't just detonate it when it was still in the air is beyond me.  Take your chances with the explosion in the air and small pieces of flaming debris falling, not the massive explosion when that baby hits the ground.

/now imagine if that was a Soyuz
//yeah, if they'd activated the SAS with that pointed horizontally, the crew would be splattered before the rest of the launch vehicle
 
2013-07-02 02:07:27 AM  

acefox1: That was rough to watch. That thing is mighty powerful.

Hard to tell for sure but it looks like a pump or fuel line let go and was dumping propellant. The loss of thrust and/or assymetric thrust looks like it caused loss of control and failure.

Of course it could have been gremlins or even Shatners for all I know.


OK, what you said.
 
2013-07-02 02:31:56 AM  
Was the goal of the rocket to orbit the Mun?
 
2013-07-02 02:37:47 AM  
And in the wreckage, an ominous note taped to the debris read "Obama says Send Snowden back".
 
2013-07-02 03:05:31 AM  
Once it started going horizontal, I was saying "not good. not good. not good"
 
2013-07-02 03:06:02 AM  
I don't understand why they didn't do a "controlled" detonation.  Is there not a system to try and save the payload when malfunctions occur? I mean there didn't appear to be anything around the launch site to damage, but it is awfully risky to let a fully loaded rocket crash in an uncontrolled flight.
 
2013-07-02 03:11:20 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: Slap an A.S.A.S on that thing.


They seem to do more harm than good on more complex rockets. Things tend to wobble like a motherfarker and break apart. Anymore I just hand launch my vehicles and use ASAS to lock on to maneuver nodes.
 
2013-07-02 03:35:01 AM  

acefox1: Of course it could have been gremlins or even Shatners for all I know.


My urologist diagnosed me with a bad case of Shatners last week. I'll be happy when the antibiotics kick in and I stop pissing green.

Ranger677: Once it started going horizontal, I was saying "not good. not good. not good"


That's what she said.
 
2013-07-02 03:39:36 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: Professor Science: What do you think caused the failure?

Well, after briefly looking around online "a newly modified, digital control system" was actually suggested as a possible cause. Assuming that's the same rocket crash featured here and not the one in 2008. Could figure out which crash it is for sure if i wasn't in need of crashing myself shortly.


That article is dated to December.
 
2013-07-02 03:48:36 AM  
I'm not a rocket scientist, but I'd guess that the six motors aroud the base had solid fuel in them based on the amount of yellow/gray smoke emitted.
 
2013-07-02 03:49:28 AM  
Well I see KSP is well represented in the fark community...or at least on the geek tab.  Came to make the "should have pressed T" joke but it seems I am late to the party.
 
2013-07-02 03:53:32 AM  
Laughter OL at spacenutters
 
2013-07-02 04:00:30 AM  
oi40.tinypic.com
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2013-07-02 04:01:27 AM  
 
2013-07-02 04:48:57 AM  

mr lawson: why people want to ride a rocket to space is beyond me.


Because all the other ways of getting to space tend to be even crazier than rockets.

The potential failure modes of a 2000km long, hypersonic cable being suspended at 50 miles altitude by its own momentum are...entertaining to say the least. And that's one of the less goofy non-rocket space launch ideas.
 
Pud
2013-07-02 05:03:26 AM  
Was that wrong? Should I have not pressed that? Honestly, if someone had told me ....

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2013-07-02 05:42:05 AM  

Daedalus27: I don't understand why they didn't do a "controlled" detonation.  Is there not a system to try and save the payload when malfunctions occur? I mean there didn't appear to be anything around the launch site to damage, but it is awfully risky to let a fully loaded rocket crash in an uncontrolled flight.


Russian rockets don't have that feature for some reason.
 
2013-07-02 06:21:06 AM  
Major failure of Proton-M rocket

No shiat.....
 
2013-07-02 06:27:46 AM  
Engines pointing up means you are having a bad problem and you will not go to space today.
 
2013-07-02 06:43:07 AM  

HotWingAgenda: My urologist diagnosed me with a bad case of Shatners last week. I'll be happy when the antibiotics kick in and I stop pissing green.


How many times have we told you not to kiss the Orion slave girls?  Some people never learn.
 
2013-07-02 06:44:40 AM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: The potential failure modes of a 2000km long, hypersonic cable being suspended at 50 miles altitude by its own momentum are...entertaining to say the least. And that's one of the less goofy non-rocket space launch ideas.


And it still doesn't get you into orbit, just "up".
 
2013-07-02 06:51:41 AM  
The little plastic parachute got melted by the ejection charge and did not deploy.
 
2013-07-02 07:02:56 AM  

syrynxx: I bet those buildings are all made of electrons.


A proton and an electron walk into a bar and ask the bartender "how much for a beer"?  Bartender says, "for you, no charge".
 
2013-07-02 07:10:58 AM  
This video reminds me about my first 20 or so launches in KSP...

STILL trying to get orbital docking figured out.
 
2013-07-02 07:23:29 AM  

mr lawson: why people want to ride a rocket to space is beyond me.


Why people want to fly airplanes over the sea is beyond me. Except that it's the only way that works in reality with real materials and actual engineering.

Put down the sci-fi. Pick up some engineering books. Real ones.
 
2013-07-02 07:23:59 AM  

Migrating Coconut: This video reminds me about my first 20 or so launches in KSP...

STILL trying to get orbital docking figured out.


Watch some Scott Manley videos on YouTube. Very helpful guy. Make sure your navball is on "target" mode when you're within 2.5 km or so. It makes it much easier to stop relative to your target and make finer motions to get close.
 
2013-07-02 08:05:28 AM  
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"The front fell off"
 
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