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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

  Sea Launch explosion

A Zenit-3SL rocket exploded during takeoff from the Sea Launch platform Tuesday. Their web site pitches the event as an "Anomaly"... well, it was a very large, black, fire filled smoking cloud worth of an anomaly! Hard to believe that the platform could survive such a thing.

No need for me to blog more, the Nasa Spaceflight forum is all over it.

Flash Video is here.
 
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I adore how they put up the big splashy "Sea Launch" logo right after the explosion, just as if they were proud of it.

KABOOM... Sea Launch!
 
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