With rockets, so many things can and do go wrong

The giant explosion that gets a rocket off the ground isn't that complicated. In the case of North Korea's failed rocket launch last week, two liquid propellants ignite when mixed. Controlling that explosion, and keeping the pointy end of the rocket pointed skyward, is what keeps engineers up at night, and is why rocket science is really, really hard.

With rockets, so many things can and do go wrong

(AP) -- It really is rocket science and it really is hard. North Korea proved that again.

Fri 13 Apr 12 from Phys.org

With Rockets, So Many Things Can and Do Go Wrong, Fri 13 Apr 12 from U.S. News

With rockets, so many things can and do go wrong, Fri 13 Apr 12 from AP

With rockets, so many things can and do go wrong, Mon 16 Apr 12 from R&D Mag

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