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Date: 07/03/13 03:27 PM

18 Responses to Impressive Launch Of Unmanned Russian Rocket

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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 3:48 am
    Link: Impressive Launch Of Unmanned Russian Rocket - There`s a reason rocket science has a reputation for being kinda difficult.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm
    Looks like an episode of Top Gear.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    July 3, 2013 at 3:43 pm
    Doh-ski
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    July 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm
    Have they recovered the dashboard cam yet?
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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2013 at 4:22 pm
    thats nuts! when it hit the ground i thought damn there`s gonna be a loud bang in a few seconds, got worried that there wasn`t gonna be, but i was reassured only a second or two later!
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    chalket Male 50-59
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    July 3, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    And that`s who we`re hitching rides to the space station from...
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 3, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Maybe the target was only 500 yards away.
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    bordo Male 50-59
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    July 3, 2013 at 5:23 pm
    When it starts going off vertical that soon, you know you`re screwed. Goodbye Howard, I`ll keep Bernadette company.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2013 at 5:36 pm
    LOL @ Gerry`s comment. "Da! Mission accomplisht!"
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    July 3, 2013 at 6:18 pm

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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2013 at 6:35 pm
    That brings back memories of watching a JDAM hit after calling in an airstrike! That was one hell of a BOOM! I wonder what the shock wave felt like?

    I bet they had help with North Korea in orchestrating that failure, hahaha!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2013 at 7:03 pm
    As soon as it gets outside the envelope, it`s supposed to explode to avoid doing just that, coming down like a V2. I blame the NSA.
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    Twinklestein Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2013 at 8:02 pm
    For a short range ballistic missile test, SUCCESS!
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    July 3, 2013 at 8:38 pm
    Don`t laugh. At least they HAVE a space program.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 9:58 pm
    @ OldOllie: Agreed 100%. Not to mention that our own space program wasn`t without its mishaps. We lost a total of 14 astronauts in the shuttles. (Since you`re an old guy like me, I`m certain you know that; I recount that fact more for the benefit of the young whippersnappers out there who weren`t even born when Challenger blew up.)
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    July 3, 2013 at 10:56 pm
    @S4S Don`t forget the Apollo 1 crew. My dad worked on the space program in the 60s. He warned them that using a pure oxygen atmosphere in the capsule was a disaster waiting to happen. Werner von Braun was there and told them that because my dad was merely a battery engineer (he designed the batteries that saved the lives of the Apollo 13 crew) he didn`t know what he was talking about. A few weeks later, one tiny spark instantly set the whole cabin on fire killing all three astronauts on board.

    Werner von Braun was brilliant, but he was also an insufferable, arrogant prick. He was dead wrong, and my dad was right. As far as I`m concerned, von Braun was personally responsible for the deaths of Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee. I hope he`s burning in the same hell he created for them.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2013 at 11:14 pm
    @ OldOllie: Wow. That`s a phenomenal story. And it confirms my judgment regarding your abilities in physics: clearly it`s in your genes.

    Von Braun is an interesting case. Didn`t he employ concentration camp labor in some of his rocket factories? If the U.S. wasn`t so interested in rocketry at the close of WW2, it`s a safe bet he would have been swinging at the end of a rope.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    July 4, 2013 at 1:51 am
    That was the sad loss of the last 3 satellites of the new GLONASS constellation. (Global Navigation Satellite System). This is the Russian equivalent of US sat-nav and the EU Galileo GNSS. (Global Navigation Satellite System.
    It appears that the Proton Launch vehicle has a poor reliability record.

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