I was looking through old saved urls and when an old Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory press release link didn't work, it sent me to the PageNotFound page, where I saw the image below.
It seems to relate to a spacecraft or actually a whole project called Transit, and a design failure.
Question: What is likely to be the design failure that APL is alluding to here? I can see that this object is broken, but I don't know if there is a particularly interesting story behind this, or if it's just an old photo that was handy, like the cute Stack Exchange panda.
- image url: http://www.jhuapl.edu/Content/images/Home/Transit-Design-Failure.jpg
- page url: http://www.jhuapl.edu/home/PageNotFound/
According to the page:
Page Not Found
“You learn more from failures than from successes.”
note: according to this answer, this is likely to be an "early development/test version of the Transit navigation satellites."