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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by 686Owner, May 27, 2020.
Or, unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide.
Didn’t the space shuttle use ammonium perchlorate?
Yes, the boosters were ammonium perchlorate and powdered aluminum mixed with a binder and cast. The three main engines were powered by liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen.
I was playing around with castable propellants in high school in my rockets.
So was the Navy.
I'm an old fart. Polaris was a gleam in someone's eye when I was doing it.
I used my parent's bathroom scale to see what kind of thrust it would develop. Rigged a pencil to scribe a line on the scale and buried it in a hole in the ground with the nose of the device resting on the scale and ass end up.
It bent the scale into a U-shape.
That and the time the sugar and potassium nitrate cooked off while I was cooking it in the kitchen pretty much ended my " missile engineer " days.
Ummmm....those weren't space suits. It was a simple flight suit.
Round two, the astronauts are getting strapped in.
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