atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#4434: Our rockets always blow up.

This one is an Orbital Sciences Corporation rocket that exploded. Looks like after it was a few seconds into flight one of the engines blew out the bottom of the thing, and the loss of thrust was catastrophic. So it hit the ground and went "bang".

...and the engine(s) blew right after they ran the throttles to 108%.

Okay, if you have to run your engines at greater than design power, you need to specify bigger engines. WTF.

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This is why we need Walmart. Okay, they've got the cheapest price by far on the medication I take to keep my anxiety disorder in check, but if they start offering doctor visits (for basic needs like "I think I have an ear infection" or the like) for $40, I'm there.

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My wife has just informed me that I am great because I give her pleasure. That's cool with me.

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