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Explosion at Space X Facility, Cape Canaveral

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posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:23 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Zaphod58

Oh, thanks. So the rocket exploded during test firing the engines, that static test.


80 million pounds of thrust going nowhere fast.
Yep, that's the one.




posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:25 AM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

Yes.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:27 AM
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They are stating that there was an "anomaly on the pad" that resulted in the test failure... I find it odd that they would use this for their reasoning to why it exploded today. You would think that the pad would be checked over and over before any test/launch...



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:27 AM
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DP
edit on 1-9-2016 by jhn7537 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

Ah, that makes sense. Logistics.

Thanks

TheRedneck



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:31 AM
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originally posted by: Asktheanimals

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Zaphod58

Oh, thanks. So the rocket exploded during test firing the engines, that static test.


80 million pounds of thrust going nowhere fast.
Yep, that's the one.


Weird, I don't remember the shuttle testing its engines do I? Or Apollo, pre flight, on the pad?



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: jhn7537

The rocket is on the pad, so it could have been in the rocket.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:38 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: jhn7537

The rocket is on the pad, so it could have been in the rocket.


Is it normal to do a static test with the attached payload? I guess they do that to replicate the actual launch weight?



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:44 AM
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Still no video(?) except of the aftermath. As an aside, see how total the control of information is on the internet. They only allow us to see what they want us t.

I know it will eventually out, just pointing out the breaking news censorship if they want it.

Lid clamped down tight.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:45 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: jhn7537

The rocket is on the pad, so it could have been in the rocket.


Maybe the pad cracked and debris blew upwards into the engine.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: jhn7537

originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: jhn7537

The rocket is on the pad, so it could have been in the rocket.


Is it normal to do a static test with the attached payload? I guess they do that to replicate the actual launch weight?

No the static test occurs while the vehicle is secured to the pad. It isn't going anywhere.

Begs the question, though.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:51 AM
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Still no video(?) except of the aftermath. As an aside, see how total the control of information is on the internet. They only allow us to see what they want us t.


If you had a devastating set back like this, wouldn't you want to do your own investigation before releasing video to thousands of armchair investigators?



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

I have heard rumors that Lockheed Martin has been sabotaging SpaceX to try and win back launch contracts. I know Musk has made some serious enemies in the space research community.

Not saying that's what this is, just food for thought.

TheRedneck



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 12:02 PM
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originally posted by: Zarniwoop
a reply to: intrptr


Still no video(?) except of the aftermath. As an aside, see how total the control of information is on the internet. They only allow us to see what they want us t.


If you had a devastating set back like this, wouldn't you want to do your own investigation before releasing video to thousands of armchair investigators?


I was assessing the control the powers that be have over the internet, not the investigation.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 12:04 PM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: intrptr

I have heard rumors that Lockheed Martin has been sabotaging SpaceX to try and win back launch contracts. I know Musk has made some serious enemies in the space research community.

Not saying that's what this is, just food for thought.

TheRedneck

Wow, thats a pretty bold 'rumor'. I know companies vie for contracts and all, but outright sabotage?

They have had a lot of failures to date. Maybe its just the workmans comp package at the factory.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 12:13 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Yeah, it is pretty bold. My source is several classmates and co-workers.

I don't know if it's true or not, but it comes from people inside the industry. Take it how you choose.

TheRedneck



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 12:17 PM
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Hope everyone's ok!



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 12:19 PM
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a reply to: vinifalou

no injuries or danger to the public



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 12:50 PM
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@ at about 1:10



Wow...

edit on 9.1.2016 by Zarniwoop because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: Zarniwoop

It looks like the explosion began near the payload capsule. I would have thought it would have originated closer to the launchpad in the first stage.



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