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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by macbookairman, Aug 2, 2008.
space x launch
live feed: http://www.spacex.com/webcast.php
aborted with .5 seconds left.
Launching in 10 Minutes. Live feed is still up.
They launched, but "there has been an anomaly on the vehicle. more info to follow from mission control". I wonder what happened.
Doesn't anomaly in space flight pretty much = catastrophic failure? What was the rocket carrying anyway?
i attached a picture of what the rockets payload was. but when i was watching the live feed, everything seemed normal, the rocket took off, and about a minute later, the feed from the rocket went black. then the it switched to the commentator people, and they were asking each other what happened. then the guy said "there has been an anomaly" then the live video feed ended. hopefully nothing bad happened.
more info on the rocket and its payload here: http://www.spacex.com/SpaceX_F1-003_PressKit.pdf
todays launch was the third attemp at getting one of space x's rockets into space. unfortunately' the rocket has been lost,making 3 failures out of 3 attempts. NASA is planning to rely on space x to deliver items to the space staion once the space shuttle retires and a new spacecraft is developed. It is unknown at this time if NASA will continue to rely on space x after their third failure. Also of note, besides the payload mentioned in the post above, the craft was also carrying a cache of cremated human remains. (an astronaut and a star from the show star trek)