Antares Rocket Failure

Re: Antares Rocket Failure

Postby John Galt » Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:14 am

apparently they had never tested this rocket before using this type of fuel. they haven't been flying as of late because they were switching from a rubber-based fuel to a plastic-based fuel.

this flight was the test flight.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science ... ck=pm_news

the pilot died from branson's hubris. test shit before you put humans on it you f**k

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Re: Antares Rocket Failure

Postby John Galt » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:16 am

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Re: Antares Rocket Failure

Postby Spider » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:20 am

Not sure its possible in this case. Apparently this thing is very difficult to fly, and remote operation or autopilot aren't possibilities.

http://www.wired.com/2014/10/hard-to-fly-spaceshiptwo/
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Re: Antares Rocket Failure

Postby Spider » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:22 am

John Galt wrote:Image


Nice shots. At least it didn't detonate.
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Re: Antares Rocket Failure

Postby Philly » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:38 am

Wait this rocket was supposed to bring American Astronauts supplies at the international space station. Why are we celebrating that it blew up?
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Re: Antares Rocket Failure

Postby John Galt » Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:06 am

Philly2 wrote:Wait this rocket was supposed to bring American Astronauts supplies at the international space station. Why are we celebrating that it blew up?


no, it wasn't. orbital sciences was merely for cargo. virgin galactic is for space tourism -- 6 minutes out in space before heading home. spacex has contracts to ferry people starting in 2016

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