Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Your Sunday Morning Rocket Noise

Saturn V engine test at the Marshall Center in Huntsville.

They really did mount five F-1s in a test stand and light them all off. The noise must have been terrific.

N.B: This is post no. 9,000.


Brad_in_IL said...

I recall reading not too long ago that the five main booster engines produce more power in one minute than the whole of the UK consumes in one hour, at peak consumption. Not bad for something that burned kerosene mixed with liquid oxygen and was designed in the early 1960's.

Borepatch said...


Interesting about the flames. Wasn't the first stage Kerosene and LOX, not LH and LOX?

Comrade Misfit said...

Kerosene (RP-1) and LOX.