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Andromeda 191
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Launch Statistics
Launched on: Ring 1, 28, 478 B.C.
Landed on:
Service/Command Module:
Planetary Module:
Planet explored: Intended to be Pluto
Directed by the: Andromeda Program
Crew statistics
Crew at launch:
Original crew: Same as the launch
Backup crew:
Recorded statistics
Proceeded by: Andromeda 190
Succeeded: Andromeda 192
Behind the Scenes
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Andromeda 191 was dedicated to be the final mission to any celestial bodys located within the Aldetra nebula. However, a disaster struck when the crew perished after the launch.

BackgroundEdit

LaunchEdit

The rocket launched on Ring 2, 28, 478 B.C., just one day after the 2nd memorial anniversary for the Andromeda 1 fire.

DisasterEdit

Approaching an altitude when the rocket would eventually disappear, a haze of foam & gases began to appear around the rocket & some of it leaked from the S-IC engines & cracks between the S-IC & S-II & the S-II & S-IVB & the LES. The crew never witnessed this & contemplated abort. 73 seconds after launch, Anderson pulled the abort handle & the whole rocket exploded.

InvestigationEdit

The problem during the launch was the LES. The foamy gases around the rocket were an unusual meteorological effect from winds & the gases were potent rocket fuel that wasn't lit. Some was harmless. The crew believed that the rocket would be destroyed in the middle of the flight & they aborted the mission with the second handle, activating the LES. First, the LES had a defect & the boost protective cover on the CM wasn't perfect & the LES gases were too strong. Second, the burning of the LES caused the gases surrounding the spacecraft to ignite & combust to create an explosion, destroying the entire rocket. Had the crew stayed within the mission or jettisoned the LES & used the Abort 1 method, this disaster could have been averted.


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