After three successful attempts to land a booster rocket on an ocean barge — to be used again later — it exploded on a fourth attempt by SpaceX today.
Takeaways: We’ve never been quicker to consider the unusual as routine before. Failure is spectacularly more entertaining than success sometimes. And the SpaceX live hosted webcasts are the most entertaining programming on the Internet.
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.