Tuesday, January 30, 2007


We're all adults - we know this much: it's not a matter of if an accident will happen but when. It gives me no sense of glee to see a rocket blow up on the pad - for each successful launch leaves the industry as a whole better off. It's a 'rising tide lifts all boats' deal. This
A commercial Sea Launch Zenit 3SL rocket disintegrated in a fiery catastrophe aboard its oceangoing platform Tuesday, destroying a sophisticated telecommunications satellite payload in a dramatic launch pad explosion reminiscent of the space program's early days..
does not make me happy.

Still ... once (if we get say the realists) we get a space elevator up and running you won't see too many dramatic explosions like this.

Respectfully Submitted,
Brian Dunbar

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