Start Updating space 2 for modern machines

Updating space 2 for modern machines

Anything from a faulty transmitter to a complete crash to interference from Marvin could have caused the failure.

The Problem: While the previous aircrafts in the series succeeded in breaking a number of flight records, Helios just couldn't hack it.

The Problem: In one of the all time great engineering gaffs, NASA subcontractor Lockheed Martin created thruster software that used Imperial units, not the metric units used by NASA.

NASA did not know this, never converted from pounds to newtons, and the probe eventually hit the atmosphere at the wrong angle and burned up.

The Problem: Sadly, the OCO never made it into orbit, as the case containing the satellite failed to separate from the rocket during launch, leading the whole assembly to crash into the ocean 17 minutes after lift off.

The Mission: Upset with the expense and risk of launching the shuttle every time a satellite needed maintenance, NASA created the DART to show that a robotic satellite could dock with other satellites.

About 30 minutes after taking off, Helios hit some powerful wind shear and crashed into the Pacific.

The Mission: The first in a series of space telescopes, the Hubble would allow astronomers to look at the stars without atmospheric interference.

While NASA produced probes that were plenty cheap, many of them weren't as fast or better as hoped.