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Desc:f*cking majestic
Category:Science & Technology, Educational
Tags:rocket, NASA, shuttle, test
Submitted:kiint
Date:08/22/08
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Comment count is 9
Diogenes
SUCK ON THAT, GRAVITY
ProfessorChaos
Hell yes.

kiint
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPdk9M5BGMw

real time
Xenocide
HELL YES.

Say what you will about humanity, but for all we may have gotten and will continue to get wrong, we've been to goddamn space.
dancingshadow
So they light the rockets like we used to light bunsen burners in 10th grade ?

NASA's lame.
kiint
no.

read the YouTube comments:

* The "sparks" are igniters meant to burn off excess hydrogen gas during engine start but before mainstage (full power) operation. Without these, a large cloud of explosive hydrogen and air could form under the Shuttle. If it exploded, it could damage the Shuttle structure or knock off tiles. These sparks DO NOT "ignite" the rocket engines. Engine ignition is accomplished by an internal "blowtorch" of fuel and oxidizer in each engine, which is ignited with sparkplugs!

j lzrd / swift idiot
LIFTED IN DEFIANCE OF GRAVITY or however that quote goes around here.
Scrotum H. Vainglorious
I guess you wouldn't want to stand under that.
RockBolt
Need to find one that captures that weird, almost scream, that the main engines make when they start
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