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  • "rapid unscheduled disassembly" (also "rapid unplanned disassembly")

    euphemism for your rocket blowing up.

    spotted a 2006 citation on Flickr regarding model rockets.
    Quick search shows this term possibly used in 2005.

    January 16, 2015

  • Haha. Sounds like a QANTAS euphemism.

    January 16, 2015

  • I like Quantas.

    In the 90's the planes were clean and well serviced.

    January 17, 2015

  • See turbine disc liberation event.

    January 17, 2015

  • thanks, and listed.

    January 17, 2015

  • RUD, n. Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly

    The Guardian, 16 January 2015:

    Private spaceflight company SpaceX has released new pictures of its Falcon 9 rocket attempting to land on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean before undergoing what its chief executive, Elon Musk, euphemistically referred to as “RUD” – that’s “Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly”.

    In other words, it blew up.

    February 2, 2016