Skip to comments.SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Live Thread (05/22/2012) 03:44 EDT)
Posted on 05/21/2012 4:47:45 PM PDT by KevinDavis
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I’m sure they will but I still think NASA made a mistake scrapping the Saturn series.
I blame the politicians like Fritz Mondale..
It’s not like it’s rocket surgery...
Was it just some computer glitch last time?
I believe a sensor indicated too much pressure one of engines. Faulty check valve, abnormally high chamber pressure in the engine that caused the abort.
Put me on your list.
My son works for Space X.
ah, false positive or something?
I wish SpaceX the best but flooding the commercial sector with our vast accumulation of space exploration knowledge is tantamount to declassifying everything.. Just a big government giveaway or space 'redistribution of knowledge' program. Bye bye American exceptionalism.
If there's ONE thing our government SHOULD control it's space exploration programs, not health care, soda sales in schools, Wall Street or student and home loans. If it's bassackwards, it's 'bama!
Here’s hoping the early morning wakeup isn’t wasted this time. Will snap a pic or two for FR from Daytona.
Too many white guys made the space program successful. Can't have that in anti-white, multicultural, everybody is smart and a genius, America.
Space cannot remain strictly government. Its like sending Louis and Clark west and keeping everything west of the Mississippi hidden from us.
Unlike many here, I see a role for government in space in the pathfinding, prospecting, and defensive roles but they can’t keep it to themselves. SpaceX is only working a government contract like Boeing or Halliburton but they’ll get beyond the government contracts and benefit us all in the future.
Don’t scrap NASA, just reduce it to oversight of R&D and commercial endeavors.
Rutan/Allen/Scaled did the whole WhiteKnight/SpaceShipOne program for about $25 million.
Bigelow has at least two prototype inflatable habitats in orbit, all on money he made from budget hotel suites.
NASA is too PC and CYA to get things done economically.
Watch the Black Sky documentary:
Short version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKa67ObI7yk
Burt Rutan: Entrepreneurs are the future of space flight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwfSENkvJXY&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL4281277EE98C5A39
I will be praying just as hard as the next guy for the launch tonight. I know there are certain launch 'windows' but wee morning hours launch times doesn't exactly maximize public viewing or interest in SpaceX.
but there's a reason for everything Obama does and it's usually not favorable to America.
Usually? Try NEVER.
Whether they fly or not is irrelevant....the design with nine motors is atrocious.
Their sequencing of said motors is a nightmare.
They should have bit the bullet and designed another engine to reduce it to three instead of multiplying the possibility of failure.
I think NASA has to look elsewhere....probably the Atlas.
Dunno...Just heard an engine pressure issue.
You are correct.
A small rocket like this one would be better with three larger engines.
A new heavy-lifter for say 100 tons to orbit would be better with five huge engines.