April 15, 2013

ROCKETS: How NASA brought the monstrous F-1 “moon rocket” engine back to life. Note this: “[T]he power output of the Saturn first stage was 60 gigawatts. This happens to be very similar to the peak electricity demand of the United Kingdom.”

This is an interesting story, and demonstrates what we’ve learned, as well as the knowledge lost, over the past 40 years.

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