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Massive rocket explosion due to technician putting sensors in upside down

Discussion in 'Science, Math, History and Language Studies' started by Atomic Fireball, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. Atomic Fireball

    Atomic Fireball Well-Known Member
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    In Soviet Russia subject noun doesn't verb object noun; object noun verbs subject noun!



    http://www.electronicproducts.com/E...echnician_putting_sensors_in_upside_down.aspx
     
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  2. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    Reminds me of the early days of Sirius.
     
  3. lajikal

    lajikal Registered User

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    Just take the $100M+ loss out of his paycheck.
     
  4. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    So if they had double-checked his work, the rocket would have safely been guided into orbit with a flaming fireball raging around the faulty engine?

    I think it was Yeager's book that told about P-38 Lightnings sometimes locking the elevators in a dive and the planes would crash. They finally discovered a bolt installed upside down on some planes and traced the problem to one old fart on the assembly line who knew good and well a bolt is installed pointing down, not up.
     
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    Ballbuster1 Sailing into the Danger Zone...
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