Re: NASA and the future of space exploration

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sat Mar 17 2001 - 20:40:37 MST

"Michael M. Butler" wrote:

> Spike Jones wrote:
> > the shuttle designers used the main engines already developed for the
> > Saturn V first stage.
> What? Wow, that's the first time I ever heard that. I would have thought
> that the engineering for hydrogen fuel would have necessitated so much
> redesign that it'd count as a different engine. But you're the
> authority. :)

oops, second stage of course. The first stage was kerosene and
lox. Now you have me doubting, I need to check that Saturn V
Shuttle commonality. {8^D spike

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