Safety video: Never park near an exploding rocket

Here's your money quote for the day: "More than 250 tons of flaming debris and rocket fuel rain down from the sky." From, via reddit. Very scary-cool video of a Delta rocket exploding painfully close to the launchpad, throwing so much high-temp debris so close to the control center that its parking lot is littered with asphalt craters and melted cars.

As far as I can tell, this rocket was not launched from the NASA facility that sits atop a cursed Indian burial ground. (No, I'm not making that up.)

Either way, I'm beginning to glean the seed of a private space tourism marketing program: "Virgin Galactic: So far, nothing's blown up."


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