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Originally Posted by kennyparker1337 View Post

Looks to me personally like a propulsion system failed and then the rocket was detonated (by NASA) for safety reasons.

I don't really see how NASA could get anymore of their budget cut without defuncting the entire program.
If that happen there would be massive outrage across the country. I'm sure of that.

Even so, I don't believe this was anyone's fault to be honest.
There is literally a 1000 things that could make this scenario happen.

We should rejoice!
The rocket had no personal personnel in it! thumb.gif

BTW just last month the DoD had just one jet crash and it cost taxpayers around $42mil and the life of one person.
https://www.google.com/search?q=F-15&oq=F-15&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

FTFY

On topic: These things happen. Orbital doesn't have the best track record, either. Hopefully this results in SpaceX seeing some new contracts in the future.
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Yea but this is not just simple cars and planes, These are suppose to be our future yet they are exploding mid launch, luckily there were no people on that particular rocket, I guess you could say that lack of funding and R&D were to blame just as much as an unforeseeable error, More money and R&D would likely have prevented it tho tongue.gif

I meant that this is more complex. Creating new complex ways of travelling will have its errors. Besides that these aren't made in ranges of 50. It is all one-off stuff. You can throw a billion at it and still it could burst into flames mid-air. It is still being made by humans.
 
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At first guess, it looked like one or more of the nozzles blew out, followed by the controlled detonation. If I were to make a jest in poor taste, I'd say it looks like Russian O-rings can handle heat about as well as American O-rings can handle cold.
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Yea but this is not just simple cars and planes, These are suppose to be our future yet they are exploding mid launch, luckily there were no people on that particular rocket, I guess you could say that lack of funding and R&D were to blame just as much as an unforeseeable error, More money and R&D would likely have prevented it tho tongue.gif

The Challenger disaster was caused by the failure of one o-ring. There's tons of working parts on these things, and it's impossible to QC them all. Redundancies are supposed to be able to account for most failures, and mission critical parts are supposed to be thoroughly inspected, but sometimes you don't know it's a mission critical part until it fails. It's designed by humans, manufactured by humans, and mistakes are bound to happen.
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The Challenger disaster was caused by the failure of one o-ring. There's tons of working parts on these things, and it's impossible to QC them all. Redundancies are supposed to be able to account for most failures, and mission critical parts are supposed to be thoroughly inspected, but sometimes you don't know it's a mission critical part until it fails. It's designed by humans, manufactured by humans, and mistakes are bound to happen.

Wow, a single o-ring did that... Surely there must be some kind of development into better propulsion? Nuclear or even the famed Cold Fusion Reactor would be good choice if we could spend more on miniaturization tech toward them tongue.gif
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Cmon guys, It's 2014 there is absolutely no excuse for this happening.

They could send man to the moon 50 YEARS AGO, and we cant even get a rocket of the ground today? There better be a damn good excuse for this mad.gif

Yeah, it's not rocket science!

Oh, wait... redface.gif
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Wow, a single o-ring did that... Surely there must be some kind of development into better propulsion? Nuclear or even the famed Cold Fusion Reactor would be good choice if we could spend more on miniaturization tech toward them tongue.gif

Could you imagine (assuming we could miniaturization a reactor, and had the tech to actually turn nuclear power into thrust to move the thing) the damage if something went wrong with a nulcear powered rocket, never mind the fact they'd be a little hesitant to smack the abort button if something did go wrong.

There is research, plenty, and they have a lot to show for it but at the moment rockets probably still have the best price vs fuel usage vs weight vs thrust creation than anything else (anything else would probably be MORE experimental than the rocket tech they're using).

ps, Cold fusion would be great im sure (though its still a nuclear reaction so you have the problem of turning the reaction into thrust still) but im sure they're trying to actually invent and maintain it first before trying to miniaturize it and put it in a rocket smile.gif
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Could you imagine (assuming we could miniaturization a reactor, and had the tech to actually turn nuclear power into thrust to move the thing) the damage if something went wrong with a nulcear powered rocket, never mind the fact they'd be a little hesitant to smack the abort button if something did go wrong.

There is research, plenty, and they have a lot to show for it but at the moment rockets probably still have the best price vs fuel usage vs weight vs thrust creation than anything else (anything else would probably be MORE experimental than the rocket tech they're using).

ps, Cold fusion would be great im sure (though its still a nuclear reaction so you have the problem of turning the reaction into thrust still) but im sure they're trying to actually invent and maintain it first before trying to miniaturize it and put it in a rocket smile.gif

Take this with a grain of salt, but apparently we already have cold fusion

God I hope it is true tho biggrin.gif
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it is just a refurbished and modernized old russian lunar rocket so it really not that new tech. Private company with fixed contract budget, they dont have anywhere near the ressource that they had 50 years ago and since the money is gone from this field we lost a lot of knowledge and expertise.
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