SpaceX rocket explodes after lift-off above Florida

An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket disintegrated minutes after take-off on what should have been a routine cargo run to the International Space Station on Sunday.

  • Ottawa Eyes

    I hope the millions Ontario is giving Elon’s Telsa for Li-ion battery backup their Green Energy program is more reliable.

    • just a thought

      Based on past performance, I doubt it.

    • just a thought


      “Aging is a concern with most lithium-ion batteries and many manufacturers remain silent about this issue. Some capacity deterioration is noticeable after one year, whether the battery is in use or not. The battery frequently fails after two or three years

      The article claims advances are being made in the chemistry which may increase lifetime, but there are no guarantees except of course that they are expensive.

      • Ottawa Eyes

        And have you seen what happens when a battery fails?

        Do you remember all the cell phone and laptop fires?

        I have been looking for that video a couple of years ago when a Telsa caught fire and all the battery cells were exploding.

        • just a thought

          I remember reading about it. The article I linked mentions that these bats are more stable, but still it’s scary enough when a small battery goes rogue, never mind when an auto battery does.

          And if there’s an extended power outage when you can’t charge up your new over sized paper weight?

    • Observer

      So after wasting billions on the Wynne/McGuinty green energy projects that only produce power when we need it least, they want to waste more money by trying to store Ontario’s energy needs with short-lived batteries?

      Why are there no articles on all the Liberals who made a fortune off of this ripoff of taxpayers?

      • just a thought

        All in on it, I guess. That or they just don’t care.

  • just a thought

    …to the delight of muslimes everywhere. Another successful NASA outreach mission.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    If only they had more outreach programs to underserved minorities!

    • just a thought

      Free trip to moon, all expenses paid?

  • tom_billesley

    When the US military was developing an IRBM (intermediate range ballistic missile) with test launches at Cape Canaveral in Florida they had a number of failures and it became known locally as IBRM (into the Banana River missile).

  • ntt1

    Sometimes failures like this are as valuable in revealing the causes of failure, as a successful launch, no humans were hurt so why not look on the bright side?

  • mauser 98

    there are liars, really big liars ,then there are battery engineers
    practical electric car been 2 years away for 100 years
    Musk $billions from taxpayer green weenie handouts

  • Brett_McS

    Nothing routine about rockets.