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Sunday, June 28, 2009


I liked this video of the launch of NASA's new lunar orbiter.

1 comment:

  1. When watching launch videos, have you ever noticed the popping noises in the roar of the booster? For years I attributed that to acoustic overload of the recording microphone but discovered it has the same sound 'live' after witnessing a launch in person.

    It's interesting that the exhaust plume from the booster is asymetrical. I would've thought it would basically be round, sort of like that of a propane torch.

    Also, I wonder why they jettison the payload faring so soon after launch? I would think they'd want it on until the spacecraft leaves orbit and away from the
    'ortibiting junkyard'.

    73 from somewhere left of the Final Frontier.....

    Steve Smith WB6TNL
    "Snort Rosin"


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