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Originally posted by Stringman My first though was that this was a terrorist attack, but apparently that's already been ruled out as the source of the explosion.
Even so, this is really bad news. A terrible tragedy for the whole country.
Yeah, no way it could have been deliberate. On the one hand, theres nothing in America that could shoot down something flying that high, and that fast. On the otherhand, theres no way that sabotage is possible with an entire organisation of people as dedicated to safety.
I was just reading the CV of the Indian Astronaut yesterday- it read like a university prospectus. These have to have been some of the most inteligent, and able people on the planet. What a loss
I'm doing work similar to Steverino (on the European Ariane rocket ...).
Did you know that construction satefy factors are about ten times higher than on regular airplanes ? But space exploration is still an adventure. It's not likely to become a routine job in the near future. But this is also why it is one of the most exciting challenges for the human species.
Those guys were pioneers. They gave their life for our need for evolution.
I have the deepest respect for them and their family.