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Starship Launched, Exploded In Flight: November 18th 2023 - SpaceX Second Attempt SpaceX Starship

  1. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 18, 2023

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    Edited Nov 18, 2023
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  2. Walrus Nov 18, 2023

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    Cool thanks for posting
     
  3. gbesq Nov 18, 2023

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    Whenever I watch a launch, I think about our younger OF members who have no idea what it was like to sit in an elementary school classroom and watch the Apollo launches as I did. It truly was America at its finest, rising to JFK's challenge:
     
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  4. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 18, 2023

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    Well it’s impressive seeing something that big getting off the ground but it was a failure again a few minutes into the flight, sounds like a separation failure of some sort prior to the Starship’s engines igniting. No idea when they’ll try again.
     
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  5. Aroxx Sets his watch Nov 18, 2023

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    "Rapid unscheduled disassembly". Also known as, an explosion...
     
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  6. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 18, 2023

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    Yea sounds a lot like Rolls Royce’s vehicle failed to proceed
     
  7. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Nov 18, 2023

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    Well it met quite a few goals Inc max pressure so progress. Now if only Elon could be persuaded to STFU
     
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  8. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Nov 18, 2023

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    Blowed up real good!

    Still find all the scheduled cheering quite annoying...
     
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  9. Zman4eva Nov 18, 2023

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    I thought this morning would be a Speedy day with this launch.

    IMG20231118105422.jpg

    Turns out it's a Seamaster day when they recover that wreckage.

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  10. Dan S Nov 18, 2023

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    It's very important to set the bar low enough that an explosion can be considered a success. I mean, at least the explosion didn't create a swastika pattern visible from earth. ::stirthepot::
     
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  11. Aroxx Sets his watch Nov 18, 2023

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    FIFY
     
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  12. Walrus Nov 18, 2023

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    It will be impressive when they get it right. They will soon enough SpaceX was considered a joke a bound for failure in its early days.

    I guess the swastika comment is in regards to elons comment on X? I still don’t know wtf he said. I did join X when he bought it (wish he hadn’t) but I just can’t see the fun of scrolling through all the BS I see on that site. I think I’m doing something wrong as I hear there is decent news available on the site, I’ll just be damned if I can find it.
     
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  13. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. Nov 18, 2023

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    Compared to the previous test flight, just having all the first-stage engines (apparently) run continuously through their planned burn is a big step forward.

    For better and for worse, Musk is looking more and more like the Henry Ford of his generation.
     
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  14. Vercingetorix Spam Risk Nov 18, 2023

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    Makes me want to rush out and buy a Cybertruck.
     
  15. Dan S Nov 18, 2023

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    Well put ... very apt analogy.

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  16. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Nov 18, 2023

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    I want to admire the guy but I just can’t. He is on the autism spectrum but he should know better. I own Tesla stock which finally bouncing back a bit but I will never own the car. His behavior has to be dragging on the stock price.
     
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  17. watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Nov 19, 2023

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    Whatever he does, it's all Tax Deductible. He won't pay a $ in the future. Then it's easy to tank Twitter, Monster Rockets and more ...
     
  18. hen Nov 19, 2023

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    Musk needs to be replaced, as they replaced Steve Jobs from Apple. He believes that Tony Stark shit and no one dares to say no to him. Anyways in 5 years he will be gone:
     
  19. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Nov 19, 2023

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    The almost haphazard development of "keep doing it until it DOESN'T explode" reminds me of the work done on rockets in the 1940s.
     
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  20. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Nov 19, 2023

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    We talking about twitter here :whistling:
     
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