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2021-03-03 9:59:12 PM  
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2021-03-03 10:02:52 PM  
The bottom fell off.
 
2021-03-04 5:33:52 AM  

HawgWild: [Fark user image image 245x187]


Yep. Thread done in the headline.

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On the bright side, they didn't kill anyone, and they have more material to update their blooper reel.

How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster
Youtube bvim4rsNHkQ
 
2021-03-04 5:57:35 AM  
Front Fell Off
Youtube WcU4t6zRAKg
 
2021-03-04 7:08:09 AM  

HawgWild: [Fark user image image 245x187]


Congrats.  You understood a reference to a well known and widely liked movie.  I bow in respect of your mighty hipster flex.
 
2021-03-04 7:20:28 AM  
Far better to iron out these engineering kinks (giggity) before putting cargo or people on top.

\something, something learning how not do something etc
 
2021-03-04 7:24:14 AM  
Hopefully the crew will be disembarked before it goes kaboom?
 
2021-03-04 7:27:24 AM  
I like the term "Rapid Unplanned Disassembly". So much nicer than "Blow'd up real good!"
 
2021-03-04 7:28:33 AM  
Liquid methane" href="https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wikiB​oom goes the liquid oxygene
 
2021-03-04 7:32:45 AM  
that flame rolling up the side of it didn't look like it was supposed to be there
 
2021-03-04 8:00:32 AM  

KC Dutchman: I like the term "Rapid Unplanned Disassembly". So much nicer than "Blow'd up real good!"


Its a term that goes all the way back to very beginnings of the space program. I think Vanguard.
 
2021-03-04 8:06:43 AM  
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2021-03-04 8:07:28 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: that flame rolling up the side of it didn't look like it was supposed to be there


I was wondering if that was going to be a problem. Guess it was.

Even though it looked like it diminished on the outside of the rocket; I guess it was still burning on the inside, and reached the part that goes boom.
 
2021-03-04 8:09:11 AM  
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2021-03-04 8:26:42 AM  

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It's rare that Fark presents me with something that:
1.  Is really hilarious, and
2.  I've never seen before.

This was both.  Enjoy the funny, and don't spend it all in one place.
 
2021-03-04 8:41:50 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: that flame rolling up the side of it didn't look like it was supposed to be there


There's something venting and catching fire on the left side, all through the ascent, too.

Then, if you look at the exhaust during ascent, sometimes it looks "normal", and sometimes there's a red smoke below the flame, which comes and goes.

After landing there was lots of venting and a flame which seemed to come and go -- same as the flammable venting on the left side during ascent?

The rocket also seemed to bounce at landing...dunno if that was intentional or not, I would think not.

I think they still have a bit of work to do on the propellant mix for their engines and maybe relocate their venting so it's less likely to catch fire?
 
2021-03-04 8:48:10 AM  

Flowery Twats: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: that flame rolling up the side of it didn't look like it was supposed to be there

There's something venting and catching fire on the left side, all through the ascent, too.

Then, if you look at the exhaust during ascent, sometimes it looks "normal", and sometimes there's a red smoke below the flame, which comes and goes.

After landing there was lots of venting and a flame which seemed to come and go -- same as the flammable venting on the left side during ascent?

The rocket also seemed to bounce at landing...dunno if that was intentional or not, I would think not.

I think they still have a bit of work to do on the propellant mix for their engines and maybe relocate their venting so it's less likely to catch fire?


"Less likely"???
 
2021-03-04 9:10:08 AM  

KC Dutchman: I like the term "Rapid Unplanned Disassembly". So much nicer than "Blow'd up real good!"


Goes well with "lithobraking maneuver"
 
2021-03-04 9:40:43 AM  

Flowery Twats: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: that flame rolling up the side of it didn't look like it was supposed to be there

There's something venting and catching fire on the left side, all through the ascent, too.

Then, if you look at the exhaust during ascent, sometimes it looks "normal", and sometimes there's a red smoke below the flame, which comes and goes.

After landing there was lots of venting and a flame which seemed to come and go -- same as the flammable venting on the left side during ascent?

The rocket also seemed to bounce at landing...dunno if that was intentional or not, I would think not.

I think they still have a bit of work to do on the propellant mix for their engines and maybe relocate their venting so it's less likely to catch fire?


The venting during flight is normal; it did a lot of that during the last two flights also.  The hard landing, dangling wobbling legs, fire, and explosion were not.  I'm not sure if the landing was harder than planned or if the damage was entirely due to the legs failing to lock -- I thought it looked like it met the ground a bit faster than it should have.

I'm also not sure what was up with the flame color during ascent.  That was not normal, but the engines appeared to be doing their jobs well enough.
 
2021-03-04 9:50:15 AM  

LewDux: Flowery Twats: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: that flame rolling up the side of it didn't look like it was supposed to be there

There's something venting and catching fire on the left side, all through the ascent, too.

Then, if you look at the exhaust during ascent, sometimes it looks "normal", and sometimes there's a red smoke below the flame, which comes and goes.

After landing there was lots of venting and a flame which seemed to come and go -- same as the flammable venting on the left side during ascent?

The rocket also seemed to bounce at landing...dunno if that was intentional or not, I would think not.

I think they still have a bit of work to do on the propellant mix for their engines and maybe relocate their venting so it's less likely to catch fire?

"Less likely"???


Welcome to space travel.  It's basically a bomb with a little hole on one end.
 
2021-03-04 10:08:32 AM  
Subby wins fark for today
 
2021-03-04 10:25:38 AM  
BALLS - bonus unplanned liftoff and landing. Schweet!
 
2021-03-04 10:27:18 AM  

yuthinasia: BALLS - bonus analogous liftoff and landing. Schweet!


Analogous. I need coffee.
 
2021-03-04 10:30:38 AM  

Flowery Twats: The rocket also seemed to bounce at landing...dunno if that was intentional or not, I would think not.


I saw one report that the landing struts didn't extend, which would have prevented the bounce. And maybe the BOOM.
 
2021-03-04 10:43:44 AM  
FOR SCIENCE 🎂
 
2021-03-04 10:48:18 AM  

natazha: Flowery Twats: The rocket also seemed to bounce at landing...dunno if that was intentional or not, I would think not.

I saw one report that the landing struts didn't extend, which would have prevented the bounce. And maybe the BOOM.


The solution is obviously MOAR STRUTS.
 
2021-03-04 11:23:46 AM  

natazha: Flowery Twats: The rocket also seemed to bounce at landing...dunno if that was intentional or not, I would think not.

I saw one report that the landing struts didn't extend, which would have prevented the bounce. And maybe the BOOM.


With no landing struts, that fire (or even just the heat alone from the engines) would have been trapped under the rocket with no real escape, which makes the 8-minute delayed BOOM more understandable.
 
2021-03-04 11:48:50 AM  

freakdiablo: HawgWild: [Fark user image image 245x187]

Congrats.  You understood a reference to a well known and widely liked movie.  I bow in respect of your mighty hipster flex.


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2021-03-04 12:21:59 PM  
SpaceX's Starship SN10 Successfully Lands After Amazing Flight. Dismantles Itself Spectacularly.
Youtube CF9mdMI1qxM
 
2021-03-04 12:39:55 PM  
So, when this Starship is transporting humans, will they be strapped into toilets, or wearing diapers? Because, every singly person will be shiating themselves when the rocket does the flip and burn.
 
2021-03-04 1:08:50 PM  
Wouldn't that be asploded?
 
2021-03-04 1:17:25 PM  

marleymaniac: So, when this Starship is transporting humans, will they be strapped into toilets, or wearing diapers? Because, every singly person will be shiating themselves when the rocket does the flip and burn.


Yeah, that just seems a scary as hell way to land. There's zero room to recover from a malfunction.
 
2021-03-04 1:34:30 PM  

marleymaniac: So, when this Starship is transporting humans, will they be strapped into toilets, or wearing diapers? Because, every singly person will be shiating themselves when the rocket does the flip and burn.


everyone gets a courtesy enema to clean them out before descent
 
2021-03-04 3:05:39 PM  

marleymaniac: So, when this Starship is transporting humans, will they be strapped into toilets, or wearing diapers? Because, every singly person will be shiating themselves when the rocket does the flip and burn.


They should open the hatch during the flip and fling them out to parachute down safely.
 
2021-03-04 5:28:27 PM  

Mad_Radhu: marleymaniac: So, when this Starship is transporting humans, will they be strapped into toilets, or wearing diapers? Because, every singly person will be shiating themselves when the rocket does the flip and burn.

Yeah, that just seems a scary as hell way to land. There's zero room to recover from a malfunction.


But you've got to come in low to land!

/Good luck, we're all counting on you!
 
2021-03-04 10:40:13 PM  
Marvin is pleased. This time there was a Ka-Boom :)
 
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