Captain Ned wrote:http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/137492-spacex-launches-iss-resupply-spacecraft-despite-mid-launch-engine-explosion
At about 90 seconds into the flight one of the 9 engines on the first stage simply exploded. Any other vehicle does that and there's a big fireball in the sky.
Arclight wrote:Dang it, did i miss it? What? It exploded? WTF
just brew it! wrote:You can clearly see some pretty sizable chunks flying off as the failed engine disintegrates.
Usacomp2k3 wrote:We drove out to the coast to watch it. Fun times by all. Almost as loud as a shuttle, but not quite as bright. Still very impressive and quite a milestone.
To Infinity and Beyond!
Airmantharp wrote:That's rockin'.
Sounds like Russian engineering too... design it to work while failing.
trackerben wrote:Well this answers the NASA bureaucrats who questioned the ability of the private space companies to get their program paperwork in order.
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