Please use this topic to discuss SpaceX's Aug. 22, 2014 F9R vehicle flight test and termination.
E2M Lem Man Member
Posts: 824 From: Los Angeles CA. USA Registered: Jan 2005
posted 08-23-2014 10:33 PM
SpaceX's almost casual reply to the failure that "accidents happen," which is something we need to remember — this was not carrying a payload — it was a test vehicle. Better here than later on during an operational mission.
"Rockets are tricky" — Elon Musk
Posts: 910 From: UK Registered: Apr 2005
posted 08-27-2014 03:35 AM
I would assume that some US mainstream news media simply have no clue what the difference is between a test flight and an operational flight.
Give Musk and his workforce the benefit of doubt their detractors would have us all question.