Thursday, June 29, 2017

Oops, more work needed....


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  1. I know you're going to say that it's a V-2, but I suspect that it's one of the "People's Rockets" in North Korea, cleverly disguised to look like a V-2.

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    1. Heh. You so funny, lound-eye. No Christmas card for you from Great Leader! (I know. This is your shocked, stunned, and amazed face).

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  2. Reminds me of an essay I read once, which is still online!

    http://www.fourmilab.ch/documents/rocketaday.html

    Given how many rockets the Germans built under dire conditions using slave labor, why the heck don't we have daily launches to orbital space stations yet!?!

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  3. Years ago I worked with an old WWII vet that stayed in after the war. He was stationed at White Sands and they tested captured V-2's with Werner Von Braun's assistance. Apparently, the gyro was calibrated with a surveyors transit lining up on one fin that was painted black. One day, someone painted the wrong fin black and after launch, the rocket went horizontal just off the deck, landing in a cemetery in Juarez, Mexico. No injuries, but apologies made and accepted.

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