posted on Mar, 11 2005 @ 11:08 AM
Originally posted by Murcielago
All in all, thats a dumb idea
I find your lack of appreciation for this idea as your being dumb. I just so happen to be a structural engineer Murcielago and everyone who builds
anything in this world realizes that in todays economy, money is everything. The money needed to build an alternative to a rocket with the lift
capacity similar to the Saturn 5, starting from scratch, would be in the billions and not feasable. How can you say the proposal I offered up is dumb
when in fact many more series of Saturns than 9 were launched and not one failed. Not to mention the Saturn 5's stage one engines are still the most
powerful engines ever developed.
I dont know what you do or if you are an engineer or business man or what, but let me tell you, you could take the structural design of the Saturn,
simply keep it the same, strip off the top 3 stages and just use the super powerful bottom stage with the engines and materials in the structure an
the engines designed out of state of the art materials and you would easily, easily have a rocket to get the job done, and be billions under
The rocket would still be brand new and much more advanced than the Saturn.