Hah, caught me napping, I was about to post this lol
Thanks for pointing this out. I’ll make it a point to be watching again.
Had a successful launch. I guess they can’t say something blow up now it’s a rapid disassembly.
That’s marketing spin for you: it didn’t explode, it was a “rapid disassembly.”
It’s amazing the project budgets that allow for this fail fast philosophy at this scale.
What is being said (and left unsaid) when your primary project manager (as in the case of John, with Starship this morning) says, “Teams aren’t working any significant issues …right now.” (at the 27:10 mark in this video)
I watched a video of the first launch last night, and admit I was surprised when everyone cheered when it exploded. The same thing apparently happened today when it exploded. From what I’ve read, SpaceX is doing “destructive testing” in their launch vehicle. A very expensive destructive test I would think.
On the other hand, in the '60s NASA had explosion after explosion at Cape Canaveral before they started having any success. They learned from those failures and had successful manned launch after successful manned launch until the Challenger launch almost 3 decades later.
I, too, love the “rapid unscheduled disassembly (RUD)” that they use instead of saying “it exploded.”