Sunday, November 02, 2014

sometimes lucky

Eric shared a link on his Facebook page to Wayne Hale's blog. A former NASA employee.

Specifically on an article called STS-93: We don’t need any more of those.

In fascinating detail, it revealed how a small fault in rocket motor cone could have ended catastrophically. The post is a bit chilling. Of what could have been. And what the current crop of rocket builders are, clearly, facing. Spaceflight is very hard. And you don't want too much luck in your formulae.

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