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China's making mega space rockets

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by tongix, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. tongix

    tongix

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    I'm guessing. You never seen pictures of NASA's Orion
     

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    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

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    Then again you need a lot of boost to get one of those heavy, tsar mega nukes around to our side of earth. :whistling:

    :rofl:
     
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    We passed that era of space travel in 70s (60s actually)....but the US can't so much as get a person out of the atmosphere today, let alone orbit or to another planet.

    Sad.

    The Chinese stated their intentions a long time ago that they intend to put people on the moon. The requires a LOT of thrust. A lot of thrust requires big rockets.
     
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  5. Gregg702

    Gregg702 Gold Member

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    The nature of chemical rockets hasn't changed since the 70's. When we were sending up the Apollo missions, the Saturn V rockets we were using were heavy and huge because they needed enough thrust to escape the gravity of earth entirely. If we wanted to get to the moon again, we would use something very similar to what we did before, and it would be extremely expensive, just like it was back then.