"Max Eskin" said:
Give me a break!
Most of my generation disowned every thing their parents
stood for, and they're paying the price. They are having
to reinvent the wheel every day. It's like the 80's were
a small version of the Dark Ages.
Well I'll quit before I really get wound up. I'll just say
thank you for making my point. Isn't it sad to think that
after landing 12 men on the moon and returning them safely,
we sink to the point where we say:
"Rockets explode all of the time."
Plus, I would guess some of the parts they are using
I have the feeling cracked seals could once again be the >problem."
Could it be because they don't know how to built a rocket today?
Also, rockets don't rely on computer controls.
These are 20-year >old
technology. It's unlikely
they have anything more than a bunch of servos like in
a model >car.
I was talking about the computers used to design the rockets.
But,I do think you are forgetting about the P5 based computer
running Windows 98 used to monitor the fuel pressure in the
I'll bet the rocket "crashed" before it blew up.
Doug Coward dcoward(a)pressstart.com
Museum of Personal Computing Machinery
"This instrument can teach, it can illuminate;
Yes,and it can even inspire. But it can do so
only to the extent that humans are determined
to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is
merely lights and wires in a box."
- Micro68 computer User's Manual,EPA Inc. 1976