March 25, 2006 8:30 AM PST

SpaceX private rocket flight a bust

The debut flight of a low-cost launcher developed and financed by PayPal founder Elon Musk lasted about a minute.
Photos: SpaceX rocket explodes during launch

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Always look at the bright side
Looking at the full half of the glass. SpaceX project is not only about cheaper flights to space. It is also about lowering losses when the spaceship fails.

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Always look at the bright side
Looking at the full half of the glass. SpaceX project is not only about cheaper flights to space. It is also about lowering losses when the spaceship fails.

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Really?
"I really feel that one successful launch will establish us as being fairly reliable," he said.

So if there next launch is successful, a 50% success rate will qualify them as reliable? I wonder if the crew of astronauts that NASA might one day send up in one of their rockets would agree.
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Really?
"I really feel that one successful launch will establish us as being fairly reliable," he said.

So if there next launch is successful, a 50% success rate will qualify them as reliable? I wonder if the crew of astronauts that NASA might one day send up in one of their rockets would agree.
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Fairly Reliable?
"I really feel that one successful launch will establish us as being fairly reliable," he said.

So if their next launch is successful, a 50% success rate will qualify as reliable. I wonder if the astronauts that NASA might one day send up in one of their rockets would agree.
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Eeerr - correction ?
"Musk, who sold his electronic payment service firm PalPay".

Q. would that be anything like Paypal ?
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Fairly Reliable?
"I really feel that one successful launch will establish us as being fairly reliable," he said.

So if their next launch is successful, a 50% success rate will qualify as reliable. I wonder if the astronauts that NASA might one day send up in one of their rockets would agree.
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Eeerr - correction ?
"Musk, who sold his electronic payment service firm PalPay".

Q. would that be anything like Paypal ?
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Perfectly blown up
WOW maybe NASA needs to learn this level of spin. "It was a perfect mission until it blew up". Thankfully these people are only rocket scientists and don't make blenders or automobiles. Maybe next time they can get funding from Viagra and their rocket can stay up for more than a minute.
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Perfectly blown up
WOW maybe NASA needs to learn this level of spin. "It was a perfect mission until it blew up". Thankfully these people are only rocket scientists and don't make blenders or automobiles. Maybe next time they can get funding from Viagra and their rocket can stay up for more than a minute.
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Powered by Microsoft?
Never buy version one of anything with a computer in it ...
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Powered by Microsoft?
Never buy version one of anything with a computer in it ...
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