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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: ADVISOR
They had engine issues related to the fuel on the last test flight. They switched to a new fuel that they had never used before in flight. In all honesty I'm not surprised they had a problem. I am surprised it didn't show up on the ground tests.
originally posted by: Glassbender777
This is going to put a lot of doubt in the minds of people willing to pay to go to space onboard a private companies spacecraft. I hate to say that, but space is a very dangerous place, and its even more dangerous getting there. There will have to be countless more flights with perfect track records in order for people to start lining up to go to space. This Sucks.
originally posted by: ADVISOR
a reply to: jaffo
I know about the Murphy factor.
Was just saying, compared to other controlled explosions these recent events seems untimely.
But again, it could all be explained as overlooked hardware failure.
I want to wait for investigation reports, before speculating too much.
It just seems too odd for back to back failures...
originally posted by: Agent_USA_Supporter
This is quite surprising CNN wouldn't report on it.
Nor fox news.
It seems western media are avoiding such news reports, only Russia Today reported it. What does this say about western media?
I'm seeing the accidents and wondering about the whole "privatization" thing.