posted on Sep, 5 2011 @ 12:35 PM
What you have to remember about rockets of this size, is that they are essentialy bombs that go off in a controlled manner, burning thier fuel slower
than would a mere explosive device. Of course , premature detonation is an unfortunate side effect of high speed impact with the floor.
I would have thought that something went wrong with the gantry , and the moment of release of this rocket. Seemed more accute than a mere
navigational control issue, as the dysfunctional turn began almost as soon as the rocket left the launch pad, rather than skewing off after
accelerating away from the ground.
Those of you who are concerned that this might have been a warhead... you are right to question, but in this case your concerns are not justified by
fact. I know the devastation is huge, but as previously mentioned, rockets of this type and size are little more than explosives which are forced to
burn slowly. Most ANY rocket launched by mankind has the potential to eliminate many miles of land, if it were to turn around and collide with the