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08/09/2004 Archived Entry: "Two rockets down"

SO SAD. TWO PRIVATE ROCKETS DOWN. Rubicon 1 explodes and falls into the ocean in Washington state.

"Hey, the government has wasted way more money and time than we have," [one of the project volunteers] said with a grin. That's right; NASA wastes more every minute than the little amateur built rocket cost in its whole lifetime.

spider_boris over at The Claire Files forums also reports that Armadillo Aerospace lost its rocket over the weekend. I can't reach the Armadillo site this morning. If it's them and not me, you might have to wait a while to find out what's behind that link.

And Red Adair died. Not many men left like him in this age when safety and security dominate all.

Posted by Claire @ 08:42 AM CST

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