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2022-09-03 11:24:23 AM  
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2022-09-03 11:32:41 AM  
So the valve that wouldn't work earlier this week STILL doesn't work, or is this a different valve altogether?
 
2022-09-03 11:51:59 AM  

markie_farkie: So the valve that wouldn't work earlier this week STILL doesn't work, or is this a different valve altogether?


So the valve that wouldn't work earlier this week STILL doesn't work, or is this a different valve
 
2022-09-03 11:53:19 AM  
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2022-09-03 11:57:22 AM  
#fireboeing
 
2022-09-03 12:00:32 PM  
Almost like going to space is hard
 
2022-09-03 12:00:47 PM  
This was all much more impressive in the 60s
 
2022-09-03 12:04:02 PM  
strap some space x rockets on to it and lets go, at least we'll get some fireworks
 
2022-09-03 12:18:57 PM  
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2022-09-03 12:18:59 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: This was all much more impressive in the 60s


It had some spectacular failures.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury-Redstone_1
 
2022-09-03 12:21:54 PM  
COME ON guys, it's not rocket science

...oh. wait...
 
2022-09-03 12:22:54 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: COME ON guys, it's not rocket science

...oh. wait...


More like rocket surgery.
 
2022-09-03 12:23:53 PM  

jtown: Madman drummers bummers: COME ON guys, it's not rocket science

...oh. wait...

More like rocket surgery.


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2022-09-03 12:24:10 PM  
This problem plagued the Space Shuttle and scrubbed it countless times. Nice to see they fixed nothing from the Shuttle era
 
2022-09-03 12:24:26 PM  
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Live updates: New effort to launch Artemis I is encountering problems loading the fuel


Shoulda sprung for the insulated funnel.


ll
 
2022-09-03 12:24:31 PM  
Well how the hell am I gonna get off this rock?
 
2022-09-03 12:24:46 PM  
My grandpa used to say, "We learned a lot from every explosion."  But he was talking about the 50s.
 
2022-09-03 12:26:20 PM  

styckx: This problem plagued the Space Shuttle and scrubbed it countless times. Nice to see they fixed nothing from the Shuttle era


Same engines.....literally
 
2022-09-03 12:26:28 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: This was all much more impressive in the 60s


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2022-09-03 12:27:16 PM  
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2022-09-03 12:30:23 PM  

scanman61: styckx: This problem plagued the Space Shuttle and scrubbed it countless times. Nice to see they fixed nothing from the Shuttle era

Same engines.....literally


Also almost literally the same external fuel tank just modified. Hence they are having the same LH2 leaks
 
2022-09-03 12:30:27 PM  
Can you take bets on space launches?

Either way, if you drove over again to watch it, sucks to be you.
 
2022-09-03 12:30:41 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: This was all much more impressive in the 60s


NASA was cooler back when everyone smoked and drank whiskey at their stations, and they had go-go dancers in the cafeteria
 
2022-09-03 12:31:31 PM  
Unless it's for a celestial event, nerd tourism is a crap shoot.
 
2022-09-03 12:31:48 PM  

markie_farkie: So the valve that wouldn't work earlier this week STILL doesn't work, or is this a different valve altogether?


This is a different valve.
 
2022-09-03 12:33:15 PM  
You know who had no trouble launching rockets?

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2022-09-03 12:35:43 PM  

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Are we pretending that SpaceX didn't have a ton of issues when launching new craft?
 
2022-09-03 12:35:45 PM  
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2022-09-03 12:38:21 PM  
My son is disappointed he isn't going to get to see Artemis go up, but there's a SpaceX launch tomorrow which should go right on schedule saving for weather.
 
2022-09-03 12:38:49 PM  

tricycleracer: Unless it's for a celestial event, nerd tourism is a crap shoot.


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2022-09-03 12:42:15 PM  

styckx: This problem plagued the Space Shuttle and scrubbed it countless times. Nice to see they fixed nothing from the Shuttle era


They lovingly restored the valves to original condition at a cost of only $1.5 million per valve. Would you want a restored Harley Davidson that didn't leak oil? Of course not. Same thing with restored rocket bits from the 70s.
 
2022-09-03 12:42:19 PM  
I realize rockets are hard but getting the fuel into them should be something you figure out ahead of time.
That they have not even been able to fuel it in four tries now really makes one wonder if it is really ready for launch
 
2022-09-03 12:45:02 PM  

styckx: This problem plagued the Space Shuttle and scrubbed it countless times. Nice to see they fixed nothing from the Shuttle era


Feel free to invent a fueling valve that operates under preasure, and can be safely disconnected remotely... we'll wait.
 
2022-09-03 12:45:44 PM  
Aretemis?

More like Artemisn't going to the moon anytime soon, amirite?
 
2022-09-03 12:47:56 PM  

Cake Hunter: markie_farkie: So the valve that wouldn't work earlier this week STILL doesn't work, or is this a different valve altogether?

So the valve that wouldn't work earlier this week STILL doesn't work, or is this a different valve


It wasn't a valve. It was a leak in the hose for fuelling the rocket with hydrogen.
 
2022-09-03 12:49:57 PM  

meanmutton: AAAAGGGGHHHH: [i.insider.com image 700x525]

Are we pretending that SpaceX didn't have a ton of issues when launching new craft?


SpaceX launches don't cost $4.1 billion dollars each and aren't made out of the literal scraps of old space shuttles.
 
2022-09-03 12:52:05 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: styckx: This problem plagued the Space Shuttle and scrubbed it countless times. Nice to see they fixed nothing from the Shuttle era

Feel free to invent a fueling valve that operates under preasure, and can be safely disconnected remotely... we'll wait.


This problem is literally over decades old. Stop making excuses for laziness.

From 2009

During fueling with liquid hydrogen, sensors detected a leak at the valve next to the external tank, creating a potential flammability problem.The launching of the space shuttle Endeavour on Saturday was called off because of a hydrogen leak similar to one that delayed another shuttle's departure several months ago. During fueling with liquid hydrogen, sensors detected a leak at the valve next to the external tank, creating a potential flammability
 
2022-09-03 12:52:42 PM  
No Kerbals were harmed in the making of this rocket.
 
2022-09-03 12:53:56 PM  

enry: MaudlinMutantMollusk: This was all much more impressive in the 60s

It had some spectacular failures.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury-Redstone_1


I thought that was part of the impressiveness

/I was just a kid
 
2022-09-03 12:54:54 PM  
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2022-09-03 12:58:58 PM  

Obscene_CNN: Cake Hunter: markie_farkie: So the valve that wouldn't work earlier this week STILL doesn't work, or is this a different valve altogether?

So the valve that wouldn't work earlier this week STILL doesn't work, or is this a different valve

It wasn't a valve. It was a leak in the hose for fuelling the rocket with hydrogen.


Yup.  On Monday, it was a problem chilling one of the four main engines down to operating temperature.

This time, it was a quick disconnect coupling feeding the liquid hydrogen into the booster.
 
2022-09-03 1:01:22 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Obscene_CNN: Cake Hunter: markie_farkie: So the valve that wouldn't work earlier this week STILL doesn't work, or is this a different valve altogether?

So the valve that wouldn't work earlier this week STILL doesn't work, or is this a different valve

It wasn't a valve. It was a leak in the hose for fuelling the rocket with hydrogen.

Yup.  On Monday, it was a problem chilling one of the four main engines down to operating temperature.

This time, it was a quick disconnect coupling feeding the liquid hydrogen into the booster.


They're now saying it was a bad sensor and the engine itself had chilled properly on Monday.
 
2022-09-03 1:02:43 PM  
Somebody stole the catalytic converter
 
2022-09-03 1:02:48 PM  
Another swing and an Artemis.
 
2022-09-03 1:03:02 PM  
I'd think we'd be used to this with space launches by now.
 
2022-09-03 1:03:12 PM  
The shuttle was a dangerous and unreliable vehicle so they decided to use all of the same parts... If I were king, I would scrap this program and fire everyone who thought it would be a good idea to go this route.
 
2022-09-03 1:04:32 PM  
Rocket science is hard. There are a ton of moving parts and if a single one of them isn't working perfectly then you can't launch. At least their checklists are catching the problems before launch.
 
2022-09-03 1:05:30 PM  
This whole thing is a cost plus contract,. and they're adding costs like crazy.  The program has been wildly successful.  Launching it would ruin everything.
 
2022-09-03 1:05:43 PM  

markie_farkie: So the valve that wouldn't work earlier this week STILL doesn't work, or is this a different valve altogether?


Goddamit, Gaben!
 
2022-09-03 1:06:42 PM  

Warthog: You know who had no trouble launching rockets?

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