[ExI] Dawn launch (loading the xenon)
spike66 at comcast.net
Thu Jun 14 03:55:50 UTC 2007
Russell those are not hazmat suits, but rather standard spacecraft
clean-room attire. The issue is not protecting the humans from the
spacecraft, but rather protecting the spacecraft from the humans.
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[mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Russell Wallace
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Subject: Re: [ExI] Dawn launch (loading the xenon)
On 6/12/07, Amara Graps <amara at amara.com> wrote:
The crane was fixed last week to assemble the second stage of the rocket.
See pics below for loading the spacecraft with propellant (xenon)
Took a look at these just now - the technicians are in hazmat suits? I
thought the purpose of using xenon instead of mercury was to avoid the need
for such elaborate precautions?
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