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Author Topic: Yes, It *Is* Rocket Science (Gone Very Wrong)  (Read 1032 times)

Barry Hufker

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Yes, It *Is* Rocket Science (Gone Very Wrong)
« on: September 02, 2008, 12:05:03 pm »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL1xUWgBlFw&eurl=http://g izmodo.com/

A way cool (and extremely expensive) explosion.


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Jessica A. Engle

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Re: Yes, It *Is* Rocket Science (Gone Very Wrong)
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008, 12:22:51 pm »

I viewed it without the audio, cause I'm to lazy to get my headphones out right now.  

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Re: Yes, It *Is* Rocket Science (Gone Very Wrong)
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2008, 12:26:46 pm »

Maybe this will make you feel better:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM
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Re: Yes, It *Is* Rocket Science (Gone Very Wrong)
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2008, 01:18:57 pm »

It doesn't look like the Range Safety Officer blew that one with his button. You can see one of the Solid Rockets not running. Anyway, what a shit-storm of burning metal. jeesh.
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Re: Yes, It *Is* Rocket Science (Gone Very Wrong)
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008, 01:30:01 pm »

That just goes to show you ALWAYS BACK UP PROJECTS
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Re: Yes, It *Is* Rocket Science (Gone Very Wrong)
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2008, 03:18:31 pm »

The hell of it is, this occurred on January 17th (1997), 5 1/2 months before the 4th of July.

Alas, even in rocket science the occasional slight miscalculation seems to be inevitable.
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Re: Yes, It *Is* Rocket Science (Gone Very Wrong)
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2008, 04:55:38 pm »

"Um, we have an anomaly with the delta-2......"
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Re: Yes, It *Is* Rocket Science (Gone Very Wrong)
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2008, 06:32:01 pm »

The cause was a 17 foot crack in one of the boosters.

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Re: Yes, It *Is* Rocket Science (Gone Very Wrong)
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2008, 11:44:37 pm »

Yeah made by Morton Thiokol, the folks who amply illustrated the problem with solids strapped to a giant fuel tank when the fire doesn't just come out of the bottom of them.
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Re: Yes, It *Is* Rocket Science (Gone Very Wrong)
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2008, 02:59:39 am »


Larr,

I feel your anger.


When Cristie McCauliff went down with the ship, we all looked for answers why.

I know that this is not the best answer, and I hate politics, but the bad weather forecast was overcome by considerations for the state of the union address, but, give them a break, this could not have been planned.

If we are talking about such-same bad decisions in WW I or WW II, who's to notice?


But it was not war, and it still hurts me, and hurts all of us, the peuirille politics aside.

TY Ms. McCaulliffe, we still hear you every day.
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Re: Yes, It *Is* Rocket Science (Gone Very Wrong)
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2008, 03:01:42 am »

Don't laugh too hard, kids.

That's the technology they're replacing the Shuttle with.
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