Monday, December 1, 2008

The Final Countdown: Rocket Explosions

This is a companion to Gemini 3: The Gemini Program Begins with a Bang.

Our space program wasn't always a glowing success. This YouTube video is a compellation of many of the early catastrophic rocket failures set to the tune of "The Final Countdown." I think it illustrates the extraordinary courage and optimism it required to be an astronaut in our early space program, and still today.

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