[ExI] rebuilding a saturn v today

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Mar 29 12:33:53 UTC 2011

On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 09:36:40PM +0000, Jeremy Webb wrote:

> Your example team of people doesn't know aeronautics, get someone that does.
> What's so hard to understand about cryo based rocketry anyway? It's just a
> bunch of math ...

That's exactly wrong. It's engineering. There is a very good reason to
call them rocket surgeons.

If you think building a safe, man-rated heavy launcher is easy, I can
point you to a graveyard full of similar optimists.
> > I think it is safe to say most people no longer look to space as the final
> > frontier.
> A guess, I know astronautics is very popular with young people from my
> research. I think the nihilsm that you are picking up means you are reading

Doesn't translate into budget, sorry.

> up on the subject from people who don't know how to do it. If someone
> managed this is the 60s then therefore it *must* be possible and anyone who
> tells you that it is not possible may not be a suitable science and
> engineering contractor for this job.
> Anyway thanks for making me laugh out loud for once!

Do you realize spike is a rocket surgeon?

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