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Unmanned NASA Rocket Explodes On Lift-Off, Carrying 5,000 tons of supplies

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  • Center Left
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    Denton, TX
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    Breaking news: An unmanned rocket that was headed for the International Space Station exploded shortly after it lifted off from the launching pad. The rocket was said to be carrying 5,000 tons of supplies for the astronauts on board the ISS.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHMmMgdcOSU

    Luckily, since it was unmanned, there have been no reported causalities. Still, the raw video from the scene is terrifying.

    Stranger still is that this mission was supposed to go down Monday (10/27) but was delayed a day because a 'spectator boat was invading restricted space, prompting security concerns'.

    Let me know if anyone figures out why this happened.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Why this happened; sorry why did a shuttle blew up? It is as simple as having an traffic accident; everywhere people are involved and it becomes a routine then likely something could go wrong; especially in complex powerful items; I poor the coffee once in a while also besides the cup!! my dryer just quit too; fail proof actually does not exist.
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    I'm not saying this was somebody's errant mistake. Just wondering more on the specifics of what happened. Explosions like this don't just happen just cuz. There's always a reason.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Sure but that does not help; the next time it maybe something else causes it; everything humans produce is prone to failure because of complexity ; ask the Airforce F35 mechanics "bugs" galore. I'm not surprised.
  • Liberal
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    Dutch Wrote: Sure but that does not help; the next time it maybe something else causes it; everything humans produce is prone to failure because of complexity ; ask the Airforce F35 mechanics "bugs" galore. I'm not surprised.
    Or....it could be they were in a hurry because of the SPACE RACE AMC WAS RANTING ABOUT
  • Independent
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    L.A. Citizen Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote: Sure but that does not help; the next time it maybe something else causes it; everything humans produce is prone to failure because of complexity ; ask the Airforce F35 mechanics "bugs" galore. I'm not surprised.
    Or....it could be they were in a hurry because of the SPACE RACE AMC WAS RANTING ABOUT
    I'm so glad you are on the site; so I can get some good laughs!!
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Friedman, I got it. On the news; the rocket engines used date from the sixties and are Russian!! I guess they were affraid people would find out!!
    Even the Saturn V has Russian engines. Hallejuja praise the Russians.
  • Liberal
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    This would not have happened had they used vodka as fuel
  • Independent
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    Of course there is also a short supply of Vodka; our armed forces drunk it all!!
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    Dutch Wrote: Friedman, I got it. On the news; the rocket engines used date from the sixties and are Russian!! I guess they were affraid people would find out!!
    Even the Saturn V has Russian engines. Hallejuja praise the Russians.
    Ha. I guess that explains it!
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    The problem is that they were using a 40 year old used Russian rocket engine. Since when did space flight start going as "Cheap transportation" ? Maybe this was Russia imposing their own sanctions.....
    Tesla has a space program. Under a different name. Maybe next time we should try a new engine.

    I just read the above. Sorry for repeating the same info......
  • Independent
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    TJ Wrote: The problem is that they were using a 40 year old used Russian rocket engine. Since when did space flight start going as "Cheap transportation" ? Maybe this was Russia imposing their own sanctions.....
    Tesla has a space program. Under a different name. Maybe next time we should try a new engine.

    I just read the above. Sorry for repeating the same info......
    Yes Tony, you ran behind. Ha ha. The latest "space quest" accident the "space plane" which Branson runs (Virgin), crashed today killing one person another seriously wounded. It must be the "halloween" effect; or did AMC bless it?
  • Democrat
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    Thank goodness the Russians had a rocket with an American engine scheduled to bring supplies to the space Station. ironic isn't it, the Russians are successful with an American engine while the American rocket with a Russian engine failed.