Re: Ariane 5 vehicle has proven.a.. reliable workhorse,..92 launches out of 97 attempts.
"The first Ariane 5 launch and failure would of been a Reg story "
Bits of it are sitting less than 20 metres from where I am. They make a good illustration of why everything needs triplechecking and why assumption is the mother of all fuckups.
Oh - and why hydrazine is so fucking dangerous.