💥 Firefly Alpha rocket explodes mid-flight

We now know why it exploded

Hey Waivly Crew! 🌊 After Firefly’s Alpha rocket exploded mid-flight, details and a video have been released explaining how it happened. Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene has revealed his next project.

PlayerUnknown reveals his new project 'Prologue'

After leaving Krafton last week, Brendan Greene, more commonly known as PlayerUnknown, has revealed his next project, called Prologue.

What is Prologue?

Prologue is a single-player game that allows you to explore the wilderness and use found tools and gathered resources to survive on a journey where harsh weather is your constant foe. There is no guidance or path for players to follow, just a world, a spot on the map to reach, and the tools needed to get there.

The man behind Battle Royale

Over six years ago, PlayerUnknown created the Battle Royale genre as a mod for ARMA before going on to create PLAYERUNKNOWN'S Battlegrounds a few years later, one of the most successful and influential games ever made even today over four years after its release.

What to expect

On Twitter, Greene thanked the PUBG community and team and described how he wants "to create realistic sandbox worlds on a scale that's seldom attempted. Worlds hundreds of kilometers across, with thousands of players interacting, exploring, and creating."

Firefly releases video about its Alpha rocket that exploded mid-flight

The aerospace firm, Firefly has recently posted a new video and provided more details about the Alpha Rocket that exploded mid-flight on Thursday.

How did the Alpha Rocket explode mid-flight?

Firefly's Alpha, a two-stage rocket that carried a payload of private satellites, launched at the Vandenberg Space Force base in California at 6:59 PM PT (9:59 PM ET.) Two minutes after its launch, the rocket began to tip horizontally. Firefly has explained that the rocket horizontally tipped caused it to fall short of reaching its maximum aerodynamic pressure. The Alpha rocket successfully cleared the launch pad, but after just 15 seconds, two of the rocket's flight engines shut down. Although engine 2 shut down, the rocket continued its climb at a slow rate due to the lack of control over the thrust of one of the four rocket engines. The company has stated that the rocket did not explode on its own but with its explosive Flight Termination System (FTS).

What does Firefly think?

In a tweet, Firefly explained that "Although the rocket did not make orbit, it did mark a major advancement for their team." The major advancement that the Firefly team achieved with its first mission was that they were able to demonstrate that they were capable of building and launching rockets. The aerospace company is currently conducting an investigation of what caused engine 2 to shut down and will report the root cause once the investigation is over.

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The latest movie trailers this week

Over the past few days we’ve got to see a bunch of new trailers for upcoming movies, here are our favourites.

No Time To Die

Daniel Craig will make his return as James Bond one last time in No Time To Die, a movie that has been delayed for over 18 months and may get delayed for even longer. The final trailer shows Bond staking out enemies, firing the machine gun turrets on his Aston Martin, and soaring through the skies in a plane piolet by double-0 agent Nomi, played by Lashana Lynch.


Moonfall is an upcoming science fiction, action disaster thriller film co-written and directed by Roland Emmerich. The film focuses on a former astronaut-now-NASA executive, played by Halle Berry, who has to team up with an astronaut from her past, and a conspiracy theorist to stop the moon from crashing into the earth.