[ExI] musk's ride
spike66 at att.net
Thu Jan 4 16:12:21 UTC 2018
From: extropy-chat [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of John Clark
Subject: Re: [ExI] musk's ride
>…I hope it works but one thing that makes me nervous is the first stage has 27 small engines, that's 27 ways things can go wrong. The Apollo moon rocket had 5 large engines, the USSR tried to make something comparable with their N1-L3 rocket but the first stage had 30 small engines instead of 5 large ones and it blew up every time they
tried to launch it… John K Clark
Ja I saw that. On the other hand… we don’t make those big Apollo engines anymore, but the Russians are still making those smaller engines. Good chance Musk is buying a lot of their rocket parts and subsystems. Yanks do control systems really well, but the commies do the big rocketry stuff better than we do, damn em.
27 first-stage engines
On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 10:37 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net <mailto:spike66 at att.net> > wrote:
Wooohooo, did you guys already discuss this while I was away?
https://www.space.com/39164-elon-musk-unveils-falcon-heavy-rocket-photos.html?utm_source=sdc-newsletter <https://www.space.com/39164-elon-musk-unveils-falcon-heavy-rocket-photos.html?utm_source=sdc-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171221-sdc> &utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171221-sdc
Good luck and evolution-speed Mr. Musk.
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