Space X Rocket Explodes

A spectacular failure on the path of product development took place on Sunday when the first stage of a two stage rocket returned to earth, landed precisely atop a platform floating on the ocean, then toppled over and exploded. Space-X is trying to radically cut the cost of rocketry by reusing the rockets that launch satellites rather than letting them sink into the ocean. In this case it seems a latch failed to secure one side of the rocket because of ice build-up. I had a similar problem with the ice maker last week. The results weren't quire as dramatic:

- Mike Marks

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