The Internet multimillionaire’s privately funded rocket was lost on its way to space Saturday night, this was the third time this mission has failed. The company SpaceX is not giving a warm fuzzy feeling about low cost space delivery. Elon Musk founded SpaceX based in Hawthorne, CA after selling his PayPal creation to eBay for 1.5 billion dollars. Two minutes after the launch the two-stage Falcon 1 rocket seemed to be moving back and forth before the signal from the on-board camera went dead. It appears from the press conferences held after the rocket preformed as expected in stage one, stage two the separation never happened keeping the rocket together. The first Falcon 1 launch, in March 2006, failed about a minute into its ascent because of a fuel line leak. A second rocket, launched in March 2007, made it to space but was lost about five minutes after launching. The odd thing about this flight is carried three satellites, one for the Department of Defense, two for NASA. Does our government need to do this as is their budget not carries enough for satellite delivery? To offset the cost of this experiment there were 208 ashes of people who paid to have remains shot into space. Have no fear as the deep pockets will keep the Musk’s dream alive for at least three more attempts already scheduled.
Livin’ on the run for oh so long
I got to go collect
W. Axl Rose 1991