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NASA robot explodes after lithium-ion battery failure 31 October 2016

A NASA mobile robot, RoboSimian, built by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a hazardous area recovery system, exploded earlier this year due to a faulty lithium-ion battery. During the charging process, the battery began to overheat and was caught on camera venting smoke before exploding and catching fire....

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NASA issues report on Orbital Sciences Antares rocket launch failure 04 November 2015

A NASA report into the October 2014 loss of an Antares rocket shortly after liftoff, released by the agency on October 29, concluded there was an explosion in the liquid oxygen turbopump in one of the two engines in the first stage about 15 seconds after ignition. The vehicle lost thrust and crashed to the ground near its launch pad at the Wallops Island facility in Virginia....

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