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Taming Liquid Hydrogen: the Centaur Upper Stage Ro... - a book by Administration, National Aeronautics

Taming Liquid Hydrogen: the Centaur Upper Stage Rocket, 1958-2002

Taming Liquid Hydrogen: the Centaur Upper Stage Rocket, 1958-2002( )
Author: Administration, National Aeronautics
Dawson, Virginia
Bowles, Mark
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.99
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During its maiden voyage in May 1962, a Centaur upper stage rocket, mated to an Atlas booster, exploded 54 seconds after launch, engulfing the rocket in a huge fireball. Investigation revealed that Centaur's light, stainless-steel tank had split open, spilling its liquid-hydrogen fuel down its sides, where the flame of the rocket exhaust immediately ignited it. Coming less than a year after President Kennedy had made landing human beings on the Moon a national priority, the loss of...
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Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7 x 10 x 0.69 Inches
Book Weight:1.48 Pounds

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