[FPSPACE] Launch site critters
ljk4 at msn.com
Thu Mar 1 12:28:52 EST 2007
In a 1959 National Geographic Magazine about Cape Canveral, one
bit mentioned a brush fire that happened after a failed rocket launch.
Not only did the firemen have to deal with the flaming rocket pieces
and spilt fuel, they also had to watch out for all the rattlesnakes that
came out of the nearby swamps to escape the fire!
As if a rocket launch weren't exciting enough....
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 08:41:55 +0200
From: "Keith Gottschalk" <kgottschalk at uwc.ac.za>
Subject: [FPSPACE] Kapustin Yar new space launch site?
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Back to Kapustin Yar?
Now what would make me think that Russians are used to working in
mud & even melting snow? (grin :)
Nothing that blacktop roads & walkways elevated 30cms above the
ground can't remedy. Mud has also the nice property of making all
blowing dust stick to it, which satellite enginers appreciate. As to
scorpions, even before we set up traps & poison, there may be
eco-friendly solutions, such as fast-moving little scaly & furry
critters which adore striking & snacking on scorps. Just ask the local
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