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Aug 17, 2023
It took 4 months just to submit the mishap report. I can’t wait to read it. My main concerns are the failures of the FTS (Flight Termination System). It appears to be at least 3 separate and distinct failures, including engines that continued to operate for almost a minute after the shutdown command had been sent. The vehicle flew completely out of control for approx 50 seconds after the Flight Termination System sent the command to self destruct. Luckily the vehicle had been under some control for the first 2 minutes of the flight, had it lost control earlier, it could have hit downtown Brownsville with the same explosive force as the Soviet N1 moon rocket explosion 50 years ago. To my knowledge, this is the first FTS failure of this magnitude in U.S. Space history.

I can’t wait to read the report, and I’m sure the FAA will be going through it with a fine tooth comb.