SpaceX Launch @ 4:33 eastern Today

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  1. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    "Refined petroleum".
     
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    Or, unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide.



    ;)
     

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    Didn’t the space shuttle use ammonium perchlorate?
     
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    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.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    So was the Navy. :)
     
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    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    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.

    :alex:

    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.

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    Ummmm....those weren't space suits. It was a simple flight suit.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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