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Started by DD1975, April 05, 2013, 18:12:18 PM

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sybershot

fuel was only tested on ground, is the only thing I heard so far. Sad times for space travel, and the man who died. but I'm sure we will learn a lot from this and hopefully will not happen again.

DD1975

Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

DD1975

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29876154

Seems that the re-entry device deployed early, there has been slight confliction between this report and another I read which seemed to suggest that the device was unlocked by the pilots, however this report states it deployed without command.

Early days before we find out what happened though
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

Snowcrash

One of the pilots survived. They won't be able to say 'pilot error'.

Did that sound cynical?

"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

DD1975

Quote from: Snowcrash on November 03, 2014, 17:34:17 PM
One of the pilots survived. They won't be able to say 'pilot error'.

Did that sound cynical?



Just a tad  :P
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

Data

Quote from: DD1975 on November 03, 2014, 19:03:44 PM
Quote from: Snowcrash on November 03, 2014, 17:34:17 PM
One of the pilots survived. They won't be able to say 'pilot error'.

Did that sound cynical?



Just a tad  :P

Yeah I second that  :P

DD1975

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29895140

It appears that the co-pilot unlocked the feathering system early in the ascent and the system then deployed without the pilots input.
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

Snowcrash

"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson