"John Steinberg" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> Dr. P. Quackenbush wrote:
> > Um, your idea, YOUR homework. My job is not to prove your ideas will
> > or not. You bring it to the table, you prove it can work. Those are
> > rules of life.
> No, it wasn't my idea at all. I'm not the OP, Quack.
> Frankly, I see no advantage to applying foam in a vacuum when the
> launch site is so pregnant with problematic humidity and the foam
> and/or application thereof is not a suitable material or process and/or
> the existing shuttle design is just too flawed to fix.
> You opined that there was a "probable need for increased pumping
> capacity," which indicates you don't know if there is an actual need,
> which finally suggests you were passing the burden of proof forward.
> Is there a need? Huh?
I checked with the nice folks at Ames. Yes, there's a need. Thanks for