SeaLaunch explosion video online

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Jan 31, 2007

Someone put up video of the SeaLaunch rocket explosion from yesterday:

The rocket can be seen to collapse before actually lifting off. The smoke hides everything, but it looks like there was a blowout before the rocket could get off the ground. The pad is almost certainly destroyed, but I have not heard any hard news on that front. The rocket was carrying a Dutch telecommunications satellite.

Tip o' the nose cone to Jim Oberg for the link.

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