So Musk's shiny rocket test flight ended with an explosion, and his explanation was, "Fuel header tank pressure was low during landing burn, causing touchdown velocity to be high & RUD". RUD apparently stands for rapid unscheduled disassembly.
Which is the most wanky way to describe a crash I've ever heard.
@InvaderXan "equine-assisted dismount" was an old joke from many years ago and it occurred to me musk might've meant to draw some kind of parallel here
Musk didn't come up with it.
Quick search found a thread with examples of similar phrases being cited in print in the 1970s:
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