CRS-7 SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket disintegrates during launch

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  1. quagmire, Jun 28, 2015
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    quagmire macrumors 603

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    Well this sucks. It was going to happen sometime or later for SpaceX, but sucks now that all 3 resupply vehicles to the ISS are out of service most likely( Antares, Falcon 9, and Progress).

    Hope this doesn't stop SpaceX's progress they have been making.

    http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/28/technology/spacex-rocket/index.html

    Looking at the failure point, looks like the Dragon capsule did jettison before the rocket completely blew up. So hopefully the cargo isn't lost. Just needs a new rocket to put it up there( probably an Atlas V like Orbital is doing while it upgrades their Antares rocket).
     
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    Space travel isn't easy. It really is "rocket science." No doubt SpaceX will learn from this anomaly and move on.
     
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    This capsule was carrying a new docking system that was supposed to be installed on the station this summer.
     
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    Not sure where you are getting that info from. Nasa is calling it a total loss.
     
  5. quagmire thread starter macrumors 603

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    That was just my speculation based on the video of it. If you look at the video at the point of failure, you see something fall away that looks like the Dragon capsules shape/size while the rest of the Falcon 9 continues its ascent until final break up. I was saying hopefully it was jettisoned( or just broke away) and they could recover it.

    But the press conference obviously stated otherwise.
     
  6. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    This will set them back, but not stop them, they will continue.
     
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    Boomer!
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. There are bound to be a few setbacks, but hopefully, they will be able to overcome them.
     

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