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OT- As a matter of fact, it IS rocket science.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 3:10 pm
by Batty den
NASA and Stanford University have developed and tested a new parrafin-based rocket fuel. The by-broducts of combustion are water and CO2.

News Release at http://amesnews.arc.nasa.gov/releases/2003/03_04AR.html

Photos at http://amesnews.arc.nasa.gov/releases/2003/03images/paraffin/paraffin.html

I like the ides that the Shuttles solid boosters can be throttled back or shut-down/restarted.

batty (Let's light those candles) den

Re: OT- As a matter of fact, it IS rocket science.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 3:26 pm
by Mako
batty den wrote:NASA and Stanford University have developed and tested a new parrafin-based rocket fuel. The by-broducts of combustion are water and CO2.

News Release at http://amesnews.arc.nasa.gov/releases/2003/03_04AR.html

Photos at http://amesnews.arc.nasa.gov/releases/2003/03images/paraffin/paraffin.html

I like the ides that the Shuttles solid boosters can be throttled back or shut-down/restarted.

batty (Let's light those candles) den



Very cool stuff Batty, tnx for the links :)

This photo: http://amesnews.arc.nasa.gov/releases/2 ... t_fire.jpg

Makes me kinda home sick - that's one of the 3 mondo huuuuge blimp hangers at Moffett Field in the background. I used to drive past them all the time and thought they were just too cool.

CYa!
Mako