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Sea Launch rocket exploding on the launch pad - video

Lucky they took such great precautions, anyone on the launch pad would have been vaporized. Although the rocket looks small its actually 200 feet tall.

A rocket carrying a commercial communications satellite exploded during launch from an oceangoing platform in the equatorial Pacific.

There was an explosion as we were lifting off, said Paula Korn, a spokeswoman for Sea Launch Co., which was launching The Boeing Co.-built NSS-8 satellite for Netherlands-based SES New Skies.

The self-propelled converted oil platform used for the launch had been cleared of all personnel. The launches are conducted remotely by a mission control team aboard a ship several miles away.

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By netchicken: posted on 1-2-2007








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