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(Rocket Launch Live)   Rocket Lab is "Running Out of Toes" at 6 AM ET. They plan on recovering the booster   (rocketlaunch.live) divider line
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2021-05-15 6:00:54 AM  
♪ Rocket Laaaab ♪
♪ "Running Out of Toes" at 6 ♪
 
2021-05-15 7:08:37 AM  
Tminus 4 minutes
 
2021-05-15 7:20:57 AM  
Hmm... something didn't go right.
 
2021-05-15 8:07:30 AM  
They announced on Twitter that the mission was lost.
 
2021-05-15 8:07:35 AM  
Well, that escalated quickly.
 
2021-05-15 8:08:33 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: They announced on Twitter that the mission was lost.


Everyday Astronaut call it out right after the official livestream ended.
 
2021-05-15 8:37:13 AM  

turboke: Well, that escalated quickly.


yes, that's what rockets do
 
2021-05-15 8:58:09 AM  
OK, so something went wrong with the second stage? What happened to the first stage?
 
2021-05-15 9:12:11 AM  

WelldeadLink: OK, so something went wrong with the second stage? What happened to the first stage?


They will make a recovery attempt.
 
2021-05-15 9:15:09 AM  

turboke: WelldeadLink: OK, so something went wrong with the second stage? What happened to the first stage?

They will make a recovery attempt.


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2021-05-15 9:48:51 AM  
Apparently they stubbed their toe
 
2021-05-15 10:11:57 AM  

WelldeadLink: OK, so something went wrong with the second stage? What happened to the first stage?


Official statement by Rocket Lab.

They are working with the FAA to identify the root cause of the issue. Their recovery team is working to retrieve the stage from the ocean as planned.
 
2021-05-15 11:17:00 AM  
It just goes to show that rocket science is hard. Hopefully they can discover what went wrong and make the necessary changes.
 
2021-05-15 1:37:30 PM  
They have top men working on it around the clock.
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