[FPSPACE] RE: US Space Debris goes on display
Mon, 6 Nov 2000 10:39:16 -0800
> "Keith Gottschalk" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Proudly on display in the "Sciencentre" is the rocket nozzle, one
> pressurization sphere, and propellant tank from the Delta II upper stage
> that survived re-entry, to crash onto vineyards and vegetable farms
> outside Cape Town earlier this year. The rocket nozzle & pressurization
> sphere look in remarkably good condition to be re-furbished, but the
> propellant tank will require some serious panel-beating.
> Fortunately for LockMart, their Upper Stage crashed onto South
> Africa. If it had hit China, the corporation would now be up on another
> rap for "illegal transfer of technology" :) :) :)
For the record, if the parts are from a Delta II, then it's Boeing that
should be grateful!
Donald L Edberg, Ph.D.
Boeing Technical Fellow
Engineering & Technology, Define