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  1. #1561

    Re: Let's Discuss Science

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    A Starship prototype just exploded in Boca Chica, Texas during static fire testing. SpaceX was granted an FAA license yesterday to conduct suborbital flights, not sure when those first test flights will happen. Video/live feed from
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  2. #1562

    Re: Let's Discuss Science

    Rocket sience is still very difficult, 50 years after the first human flights...
    Roger forever

  3. #1563

    Re: Let's Discuss Science

    If you look at the total number of ALL space launches, and if you plot the number of fatalities that have taken place (2 shuttles, 1 burnt Apollo, and I do not know if there have been Russian fatalities) the FATALITY rate is extremely high. No commercial airliner would be allowed to take off with such numbers.
    It still takes a lot of courage to go up in one of those, specially since there are no MINOR space incidents. Apolo 13 non-withstanding (and that was not trivial either).
    Face it. It's the apocalypse.

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    Re: Let's Discuss Science

    Quote Originally Posted by ponchi101 View Post
    If you look at the total number of ALL space launches, and if you plot the number of fatalities that have taken place (2 shuttles, 1 burnt Apollo, and I do not know if there have been Russian fatalities) the FATALITY rate is extremely high. No commercial airliner would be allowed to take off with such numbers.
    It still takes a lot of courage to go up in one of those, specially since there are no MINOR space incidents. Apolo 13 non-withstanding (and that was not trivial either).

    I think there were 4 Soviet (human) casualties in the 60s and 70s (over 2 incidents). I think before Gagarin went up, a few dogs died in space


  5. #1565

    Re: Let's Discuss Science

    It's not just human fatalities, also lots of on the ground technical problems like the one in Texas. I assume nobody died there.
    Roger forever

  6. #1566

    Re: Let's Discuss Science

    The next launch window is today at 15:22 EDT.
    Roger forever

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