Could they get any more vague? SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Suffers Anomaly During Engine Test

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#1 Could they get any more vague? SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Suffers Anomaly During Engine Test

Post by Commander » Sun, 21 Apr 19, 18:51 pm

It sounds so grand, so magniloquent. It was an A-N-O-M-A-L-Y :o But at least it is now under control. <need a smiley wiping sweat off it's brow>
According to Florida Today, large plumes of smoke were seen emanating from the area, indicating something had gone wrong. There were no injuries caused by the anomaly, which is now under control, according to officials with the 45th Space Wing based at the Air Force station.
"Earlier today, SpaceX conducted a series of engine tests on a Crew Dragon test vehicle on our test stand at Landing Zone 1 in Cape Canaveral, Florida," a company spokesperson told Space.com in a statement. "The initial tests completed successfully but the final test resulted in an anomaly on the test stand."


So here's the question, Can an anomaly be truly under control if we don't even know what it is or what caused it? :?

Heck for all we know, it could have been a hooker smoking a cigarette on the crew gantry waiting to find out if they could give her a lift to the International Space Station.

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#2 Re: Could they get any more vague? SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Suffers Anomaly During Engine Test

Post by Rocket Babe » Sun, 21 Apr 19, 20:45 pm

THERE HAS BEEN AN INCIDENT ON PRAXIS...
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#3 Re: Could they get any more vague? SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Suffers Anomaly During Engine Test

Post by Bob Austin » Sun, 21 Apr 19, 23:40 pm

It looks like the lost the space craft

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#4 Re: Could they get any more vague? SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Suffers Anomaly During Engine Test

Post by Commander » Wed, 24 Apr 19, 01:00 am

Beyond the admittance that the capsule exploded, not much more than speculation is out there. Not a typical reaction for Mr. Musk as in the past, he has crowed about SpaceX even with the failures.
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#5 Re: Could they get any more vague? SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Suffers Anomaly During Engine Test

Post by luke strawwalker » Thu, 02 May 19, 04:42 am

It looked to me from the video and smoke cloud that a high pressure propellant tank or pressure sphere let go, probably in one of the Super Dracos... Instant kablooey and release of a large cloud of red nitrogen tetroxide ...

Wonder what it'll mean for the schedule for crew dragon?

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#6 Re: Could they get any more vague? SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Suffers Anomaly During Engine Test

Post by Commander » Thu, 02 May 19, 17:33 pm

Well, it will give Mr. Bezos a better chance to get his new Shepherd up with passengers to continue the challenge that Blue Origin did it first :shock: with of course the standard argument, yeah, but Blue Origin is doing it sub orbital.
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#7 Re: Could they get any more vague? SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Suffers Anomaly During Engine Test

Post by luke strawwalker » Fri, 03 May 19, 03:36 am

Suborbital... Meh...

BTDT, Al Shepard and Gus Grissom, 1961....

Want to see our guys and gals flying on a US vehicle instead of thumbing rides from the Russians...

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