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[GIZMODO] A Russian Rocket Just Exploded Over Kazakhstan as It Launched

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A Russian rocket just crashed seconds after it was launched from a spaceport in Kazakhstan. Footage from local news channels shows how the rocket wobbled through the sky as it rose into the air, before disintegrating and falling back to Earth.



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I'm happy it was unmanned
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Same here. Looks like a pretty bad failure the way the rocket smoked and basically turned 180 degrees in such a short amount of time.

Although the 'Russian Missile exploded over Kazakhstan as it launched' it slightly misleading, as it makes you think a missile was fired from Russia to Kazakhstan and it exploded mid way. Gotta love journalism. tongue.gif
    
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so this is the third proton-m rocket to fail?
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Same here. Looks like a pretty bad failure the way the rocket smoked and basically turned 180 degrees in such a short amount of time.

Although the 'Russian Missile exploded over Kazakhstan as it launched' it slightly misleading, as it makes you think a missile was fired from Russia to Kazakhstan and it exploded mid way. Gotta love journalism. tongue.gif
Gizmodo has a tendency to create misleading titles for page clicks
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Oh snap. Snowden's escape plan was foiled~
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Someone is going to prison for a long time tongue.gif
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Half life 3 confirmed







Had to do it tongue.gif
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2-3 Solid boosters on the right hand side didn't fire.

(edit - they seemed to be liquid fueled?)

Surprised they don't have a kill-switch like NASA. Where something goes wrong they just explode the rocket so that it can't impact the ground and cause more damage. That way the parts just scatter over the ocean or large open area of nothingness.
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The Chief of the project will leave to Zynga too.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post

Although the 'Russian Missile exploded over Kazakhstan as it launched' it slightly misleading, as it makes you think a missile was fired from Russia to Kazakhstan and it exploded mid way. Gotta love journalism. tongue.gif

Yeah this had me thinking "Oh dear, somebody russian diplomats are going to be having a lot more work coming their way".

At least it exploded far from civilization and nobody is hurt.
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