SpaceX - Static Fire Anomaly

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  1. nsaspook

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    From flight control, "It appears that we have had a major malfunction..."

    Anyway, it torched a Facebook satellite, so no major loss.
     
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    My memory is not as good as it once was, but it seems to me this is the first major launch mishap SpaceX has had since the first 3 launches of the Falcon 1, which all failed for one cause or another. Were there any others since then, up til now?
     
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    They lost (mid-air) a 9 last year loaded with Space Station cargo.


    Rockets are a risky business.
     
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    Thanks. I remember it now, though this is the first time I've seen the video.
     
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    http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/rockets/news/a22674/who-pays-for-spacexs-spaceport-calamity/
    Ouch...

    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/01/when-a-rocket-blows-up-space-insurers-pay-for-it.html
     
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    AV sync version



    It looks like the capsule was hanging in space on the top of the clamp before launch top tower bent over.

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    This is how it's done.
     
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    I was wondering where all the dark smoke was coming from. The fuel is a special grade of kerosene.
     
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    Urethane insulation explosive theory

     
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    Hi,

    Kids playing in space. Arent they cute with their little rockets? Gotta laugh :)

    Isnt that the rocket that is supposed to be able to take someone anywhere in the world within one hour travel time? Maybe it's a different one, but maybe they dont ever get there or anywhere else either.

    The only good idea i have heard lately with any space program is the idea to build a station on the moon. That would be a good platform for testing how good we are at going other places, as well as provide for a lift off for future deep space travel. I hear a song in the background, "If you can make it there you can make it anywhere".

    Of course that would also mean they could take some Amazon women up there too and lend some credence to the movie :)
     
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    He's got a "Moon Base Alpha" in the plans.
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    Lets hope we watched the old UFO series for staffing. Much better than Amazon women.
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