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Thursday, September 10, 2009

NASA Tests Ares I Solid Rocket Motor - "22 Million Horsepower" - Video 9/10/09

Here is video of NASA testing "the new first-stage solid rocket motor for the Ares I rocket. The static firing of the five-segment solid motor, designated development motor -1 was conducted at the ATK test facility in Promontory, Utah."

The video says it has "22 million horsepower." Quite an amazing display of power.


James McEnanly,  September 10, 2009 at 3:13 PM  

If we can put a man on the Moon with 1960's technology, why can't we do the same thing with 2010's technology?

Anonymous,  September 10, 2009 at 3:37 PM  

it will be used to spread obama's gospel to the ends of the universe.

Anonymous,  September 10, 2009 at 4:14 PM  

Totally impressive! But, does James Hansen know about this?

timmyvee September 10, 2009 at 5:58 PM  

Wait, so we burned up this rocket, releasing tons of "toxic" gases, then we pumped 30,000 Lbs of CO2 into the rocket to put out the fire and cool it? I guess we should be fining NASA for this irresponsible destruction of the earth and the cause of global warming, or cooling, or climate change, or whatever the heck it's called these days...

GW,  September 13, 2009 at 4:27 PM  

Wow! I hope this doesn't knock our old earth slightly out of orbit or spin. If I figured right (which I think I did) - 22 mhp is roughly 22 gigawatts. This would power a city of about 9,000,000 people for the length of the burn.

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