The SpaceX Launch Explosion Explained In Geeky Detail With MS Paint

To non-rocket-scientists (and those who don't play Kerbal Space Program), discussions of rocket science can sometimes get a little overly technical. To fully explain what we know about the SpaceX explosion in a non-PhD way, here's some MS Paint-quality graphics. http://gizmodo.com/a-single-weak-...

In the video above, YouTuber Scott Manley does a good job of breaking down everything we know about the recent SpaceX launch explosion. On a conference call yesterday, SpaceX reported preliminary findings that an overloaded strut inside the liquid oxygen broke free thanks to the G-force during launch, causing a chain reaction that eventually resulted in a fireball, 983 milliseconds later. It's an interesting insight into not just the details of the rocket construction and crash, but also the forensic data-mining undertaken since the explosion.

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