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It Is Rocket Science
May 30, 2008 2:02 PM   Subscribe

Assemble a rocket from main engine to payload fairing. Rocket Science 101 shows the basic parts of the launch vehicle, how they are configured, and how they work together to launch a NASA spacecraft. More Friday Flash Fun.
posted by netbros (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
What, no V2?
posted by muckster at 4:05 PM on May 30, 2008


Terrorist honeypot?
posted by LordSludge at 4:16 PM on May 30, 2008


Terrorists please note: this is not to be used for terror-related activities. It is for educa...wait. No. It is for inform...wait. No. It is for entertainment value only and should not be used to kill pe...wait. No.

OK fuck it, just use it and we'll hunt you down like dogs when you ahhh...oh wait no.
posted by jimmythefish at 4:37 PM on May 30, 2008


Why would a terrorist use a rocket when they can use a briefcase?
posted by DU at 4:40 PM on May 30, 2008


Why would a terrorist use a rocket when they can use a briefcase?

I like the way you think, sailor. I'm going to hit Prada and take the world by storm through fashion!. Toodles!
posted by jimmythefish at 4:48 PM on May 30, 2008


Where does the cat head fit?
posted by CautionToTheWind at 6:42 PM on May 30, 2008


I seriously can't believe the RocketModeler applet hasn't been posted here yet.
posted by teraflop at 6:43 PM on May 30, 2008


I seriously can't believe the RocketModeler applet hasn't been posted here yet.

Wow, that's seriously neat. I remember doing those center of pressure calculations by hand six or seven years ago, back in my model rocketry days.
posted by musicinmybrain at 3:23 PM on June 3, 2008


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