there's little doubt it was something to do with the engines - it usually is with rockets because that's where all the actin is.
But apart from that....what? the engines aer old? Yeah - ":so what?" remains my point - they do not get reused, so they are old and also brand new
- and tested and refurbished to account for any aging.
NASA's independent review team said the initial fire was caused by friction from rubbing parts in a liquid oxygen turbopump. The pump was in one of
the old Russian-built engines of Orbital Sciences Corp.'s unmanned Antares rocket.
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