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Rocket Booster Failure

  1. Sep 19, 2006 #1


    I thought this would be an interesting video for future engineers to watch:
    Falling Stars

    It appears to me that one of the boosters completely failed to ignite.
     
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  3. Sep 19, 2006 #2

    Astronuc

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    Impressive! Those falling stars are the solid rocket fuel.
     
  4. Sep 19, 2006 #3

    Danger

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    If I ever visit the Cape, remind me to take an umbrella.
     
  5. Sep 19, 2006 #4

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    That event was a great reminder of the ucnertainties of the space program. This is exactly why people are not allowed within a certain radius of the launch site, and the people closest are in bunkers. The space agencies do everything they can to make launches as safe as possible, but they are still inherently risky.

    It's good (IMHO) to look every now and then and remind oursevles. Watching a video like that and thinking "what if it were manned?" will keep people on there toes and remind them nto to overlook anything or take anything for granted.
     
  6. Sep 19, 2006 #5

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    Looks like the folks in the bunkers parked their cars outside the bunkers....:eek:
     
  7. Sep 19, 2006 #6

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    How would you like to explain that to your insurance company. I wonder if the government or some other entity had insurance to cover loss of automobile by incineration with solid rocket fuel.
     
  8. Sep 20, 2006 #7

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    And did anyone have the presence of mind to yell "OPAAAHHH!"?
     
  9. Sep 20, 2006 #8
    hahha thats like understatment of the year, its worrying that they can go to all that trouble and still miss a 17 foot crack ;)
     
  10. Sep 21, 2006 #9

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    Reminds me of the ex-from-hell, but I don't want to get into it now.
     
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