Re: south burning


Mark Simmons (scorpio@best.com)
Mon, 25 Jan 1999 15:42:22 -0800


Probe writes,

> What's interesting is that these fusion reactors are supposed to be
>extreemely controllable and safe! You'd think the first thing that would
>happen when something goes wrong like this is (Well, the first thing is
>that a "Fire" light should come on!) that the fuel supply to the reactor
>would cut-out and the reactor should stop cold!

  I don't think it was a reactor explosion. Otherwise there wouldn't be
anything left of Burning to spatter blood onto the vaporized operation
documents. :-)

> Is it possible that Burning's _fuel_ supplies caught fire and what we
>saw was a LN/LOX explosion?

  Sounds plausible to me. It was clearly a mechanical failure, not a
reactor blowout.

-- Mark

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