June 29, 2015
Everything Elon Musk does fails. How is this guy even still employed? You could pull a random person off the street and give them billions of dollars and they’d have to do better than this guy.
An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket, carrying more than two tons of supplies for the International Space Station, exploded shortly after lifting off at 10.21am Eastern Time from Cape Canaveral.
“The vehicle experienced an anomaly on ascent,” SpaceX tweeted. The company, which is owned by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, said it was putting together an “anomaly team” to determine the cause of failure, which occurred “shortly before the first stage shutdown.”
“There was an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank. Data suggests counterintuitive cause,” elaborated Musk in a later tweet. “That’s all we can say with confidence right now. Will have more to say following a thorough fault tree analysis.”
NASA said they do not blame SpaceX for the failure, and trusted the company to determine the reasons for the crash.
“SpaceX has demonstrated extraordinary capabilities in its cargo resupply missions to the station, and we know they can replicate that success. We will work withm and support SpaceX to assess what happened,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden in a statement.
“This is a reminder that spaceflight is an incredible challenge, but we learn from each success and each setback. Today’s launch attempt will not deter us from our ambitious human spaceflight program.”
Well then why could communist Russia do it sixty years ago then, mate? Can’t be that bloody hard.
Here’s the video:
Will we finally stop with this nonsense now?
Also, can my tax money stop funding Tesla Motors yet?
SpaceX is at the very least going to have to stop and regroup.