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"Kaputnik chaos could kill Hubble", from nature.com
This is nothing new: the US's first attempt at a spacecraft, Vanguard TV3, exploded on the launchpad, earning such ignominious names as "Flopnik" and "Kaputnik".
No one was killed, but the disaster—dubbed by the press as “Flopnik” and “Kaputnik”—forced President Dwight D.
In light of the passing of brilliant Mad cartoonist Dave Berg last week, I hope you'll all join us in revisiting bOING bOING contributor Terre Thaemlitz's classic treatise "How MAD's Dave Berg and Roger Kaputnik Introduced Me to Post-Modernity."
Anyway one can hope we make it that far and the rest of the world does too rather than Kaputnik for all.
But Vanguard would not see success until spring 1958 and its post-Sputnik failures generated headlines like "Dudnik," Flopnik "and" Kaputnik. "