Way to go, SpaceX!

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Way to go, SpaceX!

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 20, 1:40 pm

a "rapid unscheduled disassembly“ is how it was described.


Elon Musk's SpaceX on Thursday launched its Starship rocket for the first time, but fell short of reaching space after exploding in mid-flight. No crew were on board.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 20, 6:00 pm

Musk has been at the wheel for two disassemblies ~ one scheduled, twitter and one not scheduled, a SpaceX crash. Today $3B disappeared in a flash. And his Tesla self-driving cars appear to be accident prone.

huhtikuu 20, 8:56 pm

Succession Fans Are Ruthlessly Comparing Elon Musk to Roman Roy After SpaceX Rocket Explosion

Succession fans are having a field day with Roman Roy Elon Musk comparisons after footage of the billionaire’s SpaceX rocket exploding made the rounds on Thursday. Fans of the HBO drama immediately began comparing the event to a scene in Succession in which Kieran Culkin’s character Roman Roy watches in quiet, nonchalant horror as his own rocket goes up in flames.

huhtikuu 21, 2:38 pm

“It may look that way to some people, but it’s not a failure,” said Daniel Dumbacher, executive director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a former high-level NASA official. “It’s a learning experience.” (NY Times)

Yes, when you're doing new things sometimes they don't go the way you wanted them to, and yes, you do learn from those experiences.
Still, if I were part of the retro for that particular incident, I would be really interested in knowing "how did we get a rocket on the pad with boosters that were going to blow up on us, and how can we not do that again?". That would be the learning I'd like to experience in that case.

huhtikuu 21, 4:37 pm

>4 kiparsky: Someone doesn’t want to admit failure.