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Space shuttle main engines. whats more amazing?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by deadcalm4u, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. deadcalm4u

    deadcalm4u overkill

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  2. holyjohnson

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    big *** bolts lol.
    i imagine the foundation of that building is also pretty deep below level.
     

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    From wiki:

    Space Shuttle Main Engine thrust: 400,000 pounds
    Saturn V Main Engine thrust: 1,522,000 pounds

    ARS
     
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    Have you ever seen an actual launch? Truly amazing and I wasn't even close.

    It would have been a sight to see.
     
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    I was born in Hunstville Al during a Saturn V engine test. My mom told me the room was shaking during my delivery. Testing the Sat V was like a mini earthquake according to my parents.

    I went to Huntsville many years ago and got to see the test site. Quite impressive.
     
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    crimsonaudio 15 or 30?

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    Total Saturn V thrust: 7.5 million pounds
    Total Shuttle/SRB thrust: 6.8 million pounds

    Each shuttle SRB has almost 2x the thrust of the individual Saturn V boosters!