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 has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.