Rocket science, in the bag

Rocket science, in the bag

Rocket science, in the bag

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July 21 2006 2:07 PM

Rocket science, in the bag

My old buddy Dan Durda sent me a note about an article on space.com about the recent failure of the Falcon 1 rocket from Space X. The failure was finally determined to be from an aluminum nut that was holding a pipe fitting in place. Corrosion on the part allowed fuel to leak, starting a fire which doomed the rocket.

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As Dan pointed out, launch crews obviously work very hard.