Good footage, bad music.
That was some "anomaly."
I'd hate to see what NASA calls a 'minor mishap'.
Think this is the same? That's all I can find for GPS2R explosions.
Seems likely. The footage definitely has a vintage tone about it, like some sensationalizing program on Discovery Channel was doing a 'zowee, look at this great archival footage we found,' not 'this just happened.'
Yep - I can't remember the program specifically, but I watched it. The voice sounds wrong to have been a Modern Marvels "Engineering Disasters" episode, so it was probably a one-off or something. I know I watched it - but I watch a lot of such shows, I help maintain <lj comm="disasterporn">. :-)
I think this footage/narration is from the TNT/SpikeTV network. Most Amazing Videos I think. They show the German fireworks plant blowing up, a paint factory flashing over and a fuel truck blowing up after being hit by a train.
I guess I spend too much time watching these things. :)
Yeah, that's who the narrator sounds like.
Sounds like Stacy Keach to me.
Yeah, it was definitely Keach -- he does a lot of narrations for Nova on PBS. I watch with closed-captioning on, and the captions always id the narrator. So I'd guess your IMDB entry is the right one.
Definately. It's old news. They did just launch a Delta 2 the other night though, but it didn't blow up.
Oh damn that was full of win and awesome. It was like a cutscene from a video game, only real life!
We have problems with too many people parking too close to the launch pads at sport rocketry launches, especially spectators who are too lazy to walk an extra 5 minutes. Maybe this will help.
So we have two Space Narrator Phrases down. When they say it's an anomaly, it means a huge rocket blew up and wrecked a lot of shit and cost a lot of money.
When they say it's a major malfunction, it's that plus they blew up a bunch of astronauts and a school teacher and derailed the space program permanently.
Well, this isn't new: "Houston, we have a problem" meant "we've lost 2/3rds of our power and our oxygen is venting into space"... An understated bunch, those NASA folks.
There was a reporter covering the launch who wrote a report on the reactions of the people there, and it was basically "oh holy fuck we're all gonna die".
An understated bunch, those NASA folks.
Ah, that must be what inspired this ECC track.
and that's why we don't take field trips to the space center anymore.
Just make sure you park in the far lot if you go...
I hope NASA personnel have a rocket clause on their car insurance policies o'wise claiming "my car was killed by falling rocket debris" will only produce a laugh. For the insurance people.
Can you imagine the engineer who figured out that it was the 19 foot crack? Like- did they see the crack before the launch and the engineer was blase about it?
"Oh that! Yeah, don't worry about that crack, just launch it! No, really- I'm an engineer, the crack is fine!"
It was most likely someone working on the accident investigation.
This is your early 4th of July fireworks spectacular as only the powers that be can pull off. I can just see the neighbors' faces if I lit off 250 tons of rocket fuel. But if it's NASA engineers, oh, sure, go ahead, it's for science....:-)
google for this if you want boom russian-style: foton-m1-launch-failure.wmv
bonus: lots of "holy shit we're going to die!"
i dont want to link directly to this guy's page, he may take it down.
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How fucking awesome is that?
Perhaps it puts the fratboys peeing in the parking lot into perspective.