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Re: Apply shuttle ET foam in a vacuum.

Subject: Re: Apply shuttle ET foam in a vacuum.
From: "Dr. P. Quackenbush"
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 01:36:26 GMT
Newsgroups: sci.astro.amateur,,
"John Steinberg" <seesig@xxxxxxxxxx> 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

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