View Full Version : SpaceX’s Fueling Process Makes NASA Queasy

2016-Nov-04, 07:20 PM
A NASA advisory group has expressed concerns over SpaceX's safety standards in the wake of the explosion that claimed one of the company's rockets
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2016-Nov-04, 07:36 PM
Uh oh...

John Mendenhall
2016-Nov-05, 04:02 AM
This affirms my objections to buying launchs commercially. Private enterprises will cut corners until they manage to kill a lot of people. Think about the consequences of dropping a fully fueld rocket into a city.

2016-Nov-05, 11:36 AM
To be fair NASA has/does fuel rockets with flight hardware in place albeit not right before launch. You don't fuel a rocket and then put on its cargo. There are small difference of procedure that they are discussing.

2016-Nov-05, 01:37 PM
Nothing new about using RP-1 and LOX. NASA --or the contractors who actually do the work -- got to its current procedures by finding out what didn't work. It's like safety regulations in industry or aviation: people die or get maimed and somebody writes a regulation saying don't do that.