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What keeps everyone safe when rockets fail? Why did the failed Falcon 9 rocket land in the ocean?

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Published on Dec 7, 2018

SpaceX experienced their first landing failure of a Falcon 9 since 2016! So what went wrong? What kept everyone safe? Is there a big risk of a failed rocket landing on people?

Today we'll mostly be looking at the CRS-16 landing failure and using it as an example as what systems are on board, what programming is used and how the flight termination system works to keep us on the ground safe.

We'll dive into the details of its landing sequence by looking at it's exact trajectory using http://flightclub.io and I'll be explaining what exactly happened using Kerbal Space Program to simulate the failed grid fins.

Play the mission for yourself here! - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile...

"What Exactly Caused SpaceX's Falcon 9 Landing Failure" -https://youtu.be/Ge1_6MUWAYg

"Biggest Booms of Spaceflight History" - https://youtu.be/WlQH3MHhm0Y

Thanks for the amazing website Declan! http://flightclub.io, and consider supporting his work through Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/flightclub/

Thanks so much to Daz Valdez of K Space Academy for letting me use his amazing footage!!! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XMfh...

Grid Fin Not-A-Coasters and SCIENCE T-Shirts are available on my new webstore! - https://shop.everydayastronaut.com/pr...

All music is original! Check out my album "Maximum Aerodynamic Pressure" anywhere you listen to music (Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, etc) or click here for easy links - http://everydayastronaut.com/music

Show your support by becoming a Patreon - http://patreon.com/everydayastronaut
This video had two "Moon Walkers" who helped make this possible - Blake Jacobs and Mac Malkawi

Check out my new podcast!!!! - https://ourludicrousfuture.com

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Already order a Model 3 and waiting for delivery? You can use my referral code too (talk to your advisor) tim19804 :)

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