Saturday, August 02, 2008

Anomoly in launch

Waiting for more information.

We have two more Falcon 1's right behind this one, no matter what happened.

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13 comments:

Jeffrey Smith said...

Hope it turns out alright ("anomaly" rarely does). Like I tell everyone else in this field - the saddest thing about rocket science is that it's still rocket science. We're all pulling for you.

hhickam said...

SpaceX, you are all true Rocket Boys and Rocket Girls. Keep going. You'll get there just like the boys of Coalwood. I'm proud of you.

Homer Hickam
www.homerhickam.com

ad_astra2 said...

Big dreams come at the end of long roads. We're all still pulling for you!

Carmi said...

Thinking of you all at this challenging time.

The only peril worse than failure is not exploring at all. Thank goodness the world has folks like you willing to take the chance.

Godspeed...

echalone said...

"Anomaly" reminds me of Challanger... so I asume the same happened, but without people of course (thank god)!
I'm pretty sad since I stayed awake till 6 in the morning here in austria only for the launch... (well, that's nothing versus the work SpaceX put in). I already shit my pants with the aborted launch ;) And now that.
But anyway, these things happen with complete new rockets (I mean, there's nothing more complete new than the Falcon rockets right?).

I've no doubt this will work! If not this time, then next time. SpaceX is the way of the future! (like Leo sayed in The Aviator *hehe*)
You can't stop the future ;)
You know what? I just registered the domains
http://spacexpla.net
and
http://spacexplanet.com
and will build a little fanpage there, for all us guys eager to get information and talk to each other ;) Informations, News Blog, Bulletin Board and who knows, maybe a launch chat ;)

Keep on rocking those rockets! ;)

Robert said...

Wow...cool launch. The view was nice. Only gripe is the really abrupt end to the broadcast. Good luck on the next one. That was exciting to watch!

Kimbal said...

Thanks guys. It's shitty, but it's what it is. Onward and upward.

Airencracken said...

Good luck! I hope they'll be more open about the launch failure though.

Earth to moon man said...

J.M. Busby-
We are all pulling for you in these trying times. Please remember that Redstone, Titan, Atlas, etc were all tried in fire.
I am reminded of Alan Shepard's OTHER prayer- "fix your little problems and light the candle"

Robert Horning said...

Having been in situations where there is a big and public display of an engineering failure, I can certainly sympathize with the SpaceX team and understand to a good degree what their emotions are going through.

Regroup, analyze the data, and fix the problems that you discover. This means that you are one more launch closer to a genuinely successful launch (taking a half-full glass attitude).

When (not if) SpaceX gets it right, they will be in a position of looking at their critics and showing what can be fixed in the U.S. spaceflight industry.

I look forward to the next major update about what happened.

elon musk said...

I guess launching rockets isn't that easy after all. Space X needs to have two successful launches before i would every put a payload on their rockets, let alone put people...Hell No!

Klaus said...

Here in europe we finally got a good and reliable launch vehicle, the Ariane 5. After 20 years and after having spend billions of euro! After catastrofic failures and explosions, several countries made this possible together. You are just one company!! Very impressive, what you until now have achieved! So don't give up, SpaceX! You are so close now! Just try again!

echalone said...

And don't forget, Ariane 5 even had already a successfull ancester, the Ariane 4. And it still failed at the beginning and after millions and millions of euros ;)

The seperation was also a problem at Demo Flight 2. If there are no more problems with this phase, I think this rocket will be more reliable than any other ;)