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Cause Of Virgin Galactic Rocket Explosion ?

  1. Nov 4, 2014 #1


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    Carolynne Campbell, a rocket propulsion expert based in the Netherlands said that multiple warnings about the spacecrafts motor and fuel had been issued to Virgin since 2007. " I warned them that the rocket motor was potentially dangerous " Her warnings were related to the nitrous oxide and a new substance derived from nylon plastic beads in the fuel components. This again sounds like management overriding engineers with tragic results.
    I understand that the engines were not originally designed for the new fuel.
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  3. Nov 4, 2014 #2


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    You might start by checking out this subject in the Current Events section of PF Lounge if you haven't already. There are some links to news coverage and whatnot there.
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