RoyBatty: Five minutes of exploding rockets set to The Final Countdown[i.imgur.com image 743x798]
J. Frank Parnell: Slap an A.S.A.S on that thing.
Professor Science: J. Frank Parnell: Slap an A.S.A.S on that thing.What do you think caused the failure?
StopLurkListen: What would a minor failure look like?
Khazar-Khum: When is this from?
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.
bluorangefyre: Khazar-Khum: When is this from?Apparently within the last hour or two from what I've found on Google News.
Professor Science: What do you think caused the failure?
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.
Fark This!: Looks like one of the (six?) main motors was faulty.
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.
acefox1: Of course it could have been gremlins or even Shatners for all I know.
Ranger677: Once it started going horizontal, I was saying "not good. not good. not good"
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.
mr lawson: why people want to ride a rocket to space is beyond me.
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.
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.
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.
syrynxx: I bet those buildings are all made of electrons.
Migrating Coconut: This video reminds me about my first 20 or so launches in KSP...STILL trying to get orbital docking figured out.
"The front fell off"
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