Saturday, November 18, 2023

We Meant To Do That

Every time SpaceX has some sort of fuckup, everyone involved pretends that it was supposed to happen and they got great data and shut up. Journalists often shift their stories very quickly.
This second test flight went further and higher than its maiden launch in April, but with some technical problems persisting, including the booster exploding and contact being lost eight minutes in.
Some technical problems (blowing up).
There’s no doubt that SpaceX will consider this a great day. The major problems that beset April’s maiden flight were overcome.
SpaceX would consider it a great day if it annihilated a small city, and journalists would type that up too.
I get that it isn't weird for rockets to blow up. What's weird is pretending it's 100% awesome no matter what!!!