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wdwerker t1_je9tkqx wrote

Testing to failure before launch seems reasonable to prevent a disaster with massive amounts of fuel & oxygen !


TbonerT OP t1_je9ubpc wrote

It doesn't sound like they were testing to failure, though, since failure wouldn't be an anomaly in that case.


danielravennest t1_jea7hbz wrote

It was a max structural load test, so it wasn't supposed to fail. Could be anything from a popped valve to crushed soda can. We need more details.