S.J. Van Sickle wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Jun 1999, Doug Jones wrote:
> > Doug Jones, Former Rocket Plumber
> > Rotary Rocket Company
> Please tell me you've been promoted and not laid off...
'Fraid so. Money is tight, the ATV is the primary project at this time, and we have a week left before all of us in propulsion are out the door. We're going to press on to get a hot firing on the centrifuge, one way or another- we might damage it, but at this point it's the best thing we can do with that asset. Parting out the centrifuge would be worth maybe a few thousand dollars; demonstrating rocket firing with centrifugal pumping in a 1500 gee field would be very, very valuable. It's the best use of limited resources.
I have several prospects, so I can take this rather philosophically.
-- Doug Jones, Former Rocket Plumber Rotary Rocket Company