NASA Says It's Fine That Some Pieces May Have Fallen Off Its Moon Rocket During Launch

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NASA Says It's Fine That Some Pieces May Have Fallen Off Its Moon Rocket During Launch

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From MSN:
"It appears that some pieces may have fallen off of NASA's Space Launch System as it propelled the first Artemis mission toward the Moon last night — and though it's always funny when a piece falls off something very expensive, spokespeople at NASA say it's not a big deal."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technolo ... li=BBnb7Kz

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Re: NASA Says It's Fine That Some Pieces May Have Fallen Off Its Moon Rocket During Launch

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Wasn't something similar said when a space shuttle's tiles were knocked off by foam chunks from the main booster?
Yes MSN... very funny indeed....
And NASA...shame on you. It's very big deal..... It costs lives....
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Re: NASA Says It's Fine That Some Pieces May Have Fallen Off Its Moon Rocket During Launch

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Hi Stephen. I agree that this is not funny or not a big deal. These incidents cost money and could cost lives. Thanks for finding and sharing this space news link with us on here Stephen and it appears that NASA has some "used car salesmen" working for them. :confusion-shrug:
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It is true that the vertical stack of the Artemis rocket is less hazardous for a future crew than the piggyback configuration was for the Shuttle. So a repeat of the Challenger accident would likely be survivable with Artemis, thanks to the launch escape system, and the Columbia accident would not happen. Still, it is concerning to hear NASA officials minimize a potential problem involving stuff falling off the rocket. That certainly gives the impression that they have learned nothing from the loss of two spacecraft and 14 lives.
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Re: NASA Says It's Fine That Some Pieces May Have Fallen Off Its Moon Rocket During Launch

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Its insulation that is no longer serving a purpose. When it falls it does no damage because the capsule is on the nose.
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