Monday, June 29, 2015

Space X Dragon Explosion

This weekend's Dragon launch ended prematurely when the rocket blew up two minutes into flight, towards the end of first stage firing.

The only data on why so far is a potential issue with the liquid oxygen tank on the second stage.

Space is hard - and although landing the Dragon is still experimental, the launch vehicle itself is fairly routine at this point. Unfortunately, it doesn't take a major failure to blow up a rocket - they're tricksy beasts at the best of times.

Here's hoping it proves to be a one off or an easy fix for future flights.