August 20, 2004

How not to launch a rocket

X-prize attempt goes kablooie.

These guys are trying to do this on the cheap, and it shows. Then again, there's no reason why their methods won't work. If it was easy, it'd been done long ago. Good luck and keep trying!

Posted by Ted at August 20, 2004 04:48 AM
Category: Space Program

Ted, I assume you saw that Carmack's "big" Armadillo test vehicle crashed at almost the same time?

He's pretty upbeat about it as a learning experience, although bummed about the loss of time.

Posted by: JohnL at August 20, 2004 03:40 PM
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