10 Rocket Launch Failures That Changed History
Everyone’s heard the mantra “space is hard.” These 10 launch disasters show how many things can go wrong.
Launching rockets to space is a high-stakes, unforgiving business, with razor-thin margins between success and failure and catastrophic consequences when things go wrong. Sometimes the smallest problems can doom a payload—and in the most tragic circumstances, an entire crew.
Here are 10 examples from recent history that reminds us of how tough this business can be.