Tag Archives: Accidents

Technical Difficulties Shut Down The Large Hadron Collider

Remember that Large Hadron Collider, which was supposed to figure out all the unsolved mysteries of existence or something? Less than two days after it was started up last week, the $10 billion atom smasher was damaged when a faulty electrical connection cause a mechanical failure. Oops. Repairs will take a few months because scientists have to carefully warm the ...

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Scotty’s Still Reaching For The Stars

Following the failed space funeral of Star Trek actor James “Scotty” Doohan, his son told BoingBoing that portions of Scotty’s ashes will continue to be launched into space until they finally enter orbit. Scotty’s ashes were lost aboard the SpaceX rocket that spun out of control last weekend, but space burial company Celestis keeps “backup supplies” of their customers remains ...

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Rocket Accident Scatters Human Remains Over The Pacific

It turns out that space funerals might not be such a great idea after all. Commercial spaceflight company SpaceX had their third failed launch in a row last night when the Falcon 1 rocket began spinning out of control less than two minutes after liftoff in the Marshall Islands. Aboard the doomed rocket were the ashes 208 people including Star ...

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