NASA had a lot of failures... and that's what they called 'em... failures. NASA learned a lot, 'cause no one had ever done what they did. There was no huge data base to draw from. They had to write the book. When a rocket blew up 4 miles up, they learned something... and gave it a name... "Max Dynamic Q." Musk didn't learn that, NASA did. NASA invented turbo pumps when they found out normal pressure systems couldn't supply the fuel and O2 at high enough chamber pressures to even clear the gantry. NASA did that, not Musk.Think what you will. Mr. Musk is doing all the R & D on his (okay, corporate) nickel. NASA never had failures of any kind (said nobody, ever). The launch was a success. The flight wasn't. Remember: this guy's guys launched a ship into space, where all the boosters returned, and landed. You don't do that without crashing into something, or "rapidly deconstructing" a number of test vehicles. As in all things, success requires some degree of failures.
Wow, three months to get there. I assume that was a low-fuel journey, using gravity slings.Unmanned Japanese lunar landing makes it within feet of a controlled landing.
Mission described as failure.
The Falcon 9 performed perfectly..........
Watch this Explains a lot, there's another video from WAI that covers the checklist in more depth, but what's discussed here, financing, business model, why so much investment in starship (they're building ship 32?) was eye opening for me.Robert Clark raises some very good points and why would Musk question mark the statement, "63 corrective actions". A stameant/question like that leaves himself open to interpretation or conspiracies.
Watch this Explains a lot, there's another video from WAI that covers the checklist in more depth, but what's discussed here, financing, business model, why so much investment in starship (they're building ship 32?) was eye opening for me.
Early tea leaves; they also blew up the second stage, FTS (Flight Termination System) 8 minutes after launch.Starship #2 where are you ????
So what happens now. It keeps going out into space. Get caught in earths orbit and either crashes into some satellites or slowly descends back to earth and hopefully lands in the ocean.
Not a good couple of days for Elon, with loosing all his twitter advertisers.
Two more launches, I'd go along for the ride!