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Methane Blast

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Amo Amas Amant Admin
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My Satellite Setup
IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
#1
May 4, 2007: On January 16, 2007, a dazzling blue flame blasted across the sands of the Mojave desert. In many respects, it looked like an ordinary rocket engine test, but this was different. While most NASA rockets are powered by liquid oxygen and hydrogen or solid chemicals, "we were testing a methane engine," says project manager Terri Tramel of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC).

For the full story click here and click the pic to view the video
 

2cvbloke

Bulbs need shelter too...
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1,576
My Satellite Setup
No satellite stuff for the moment (aside from a 43cm minidish that was on the house already), Samsung SyncMaster T27B550 Smart TV & Monitor, and a few computers...
My Location
Near Pontop Pike, Co. Durham
#2
A fart-powered rocket? How novel!!! :-rofl2
 

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools just so you don't have to
Staff member
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My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South East
#3
Pigs in Space !!!!