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most powerful rocket engine

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At the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, a team of young NASA engineers are disassembling, examining, reassembling, and firing the F-1 — the most powerful rocket engine ever built by the United States. With five F-1 engines, Saturn V, which first launched in 1967, is still the largest and most powerful rocket ever created. Each F-1 engine burned 3,357 gallons (12,710 liters) of propellant every second.
Ok less blah, it's not rocket science (well it is), more stuff, watch the videos:


 
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Now that is one big rocket. And to think it took 5 of them:eek:
 

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Why are they doing this? If they're not intending to use it to put something in space, they're wasting money.
 

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Space Shuttle engines (SSME's) are tiny compared to those!!!

Even the fuel pump on that thing is massive :eek:
*Hint- turbine that runs the fuel pump is 55,000 hp :D
 
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dem flames... :D

A fine example of technology. But damn, hundreds of thousands of liters of propellant burnt in just a few seconds! :eek:
 
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But can it run...
 

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I remember having one of these in my Ford Festiva. :p
 

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Whatever...I got there in less than 5 minutes. ;)
 
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Yup. The hardest was the braking and steering.
 
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NASA has launched Atlas 5 rocket today. Would like to post it here:

The U.S. space agency's first launch of 2013, the new Tracking and Data Relay Satellite K (TDRS-K for short) soared spaceward atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 8:48 p.m. EST (0148 Jan. 31 GMT).

Liftoff is always amazing.

 
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