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Rocket Rant

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posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 04:56 AM
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First let me say.

ARGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!.

Thanks,now that,s out my system I,ll explain.
I am so flickering tired of people mis-interpreting ''escape velocity''

Even on the most respectable scientific sites they do not specifically state that the quoted 11.2km/s at Earth,s surface is the required velocity for... wait for it..

A BODY WITHOUT PROPULSION..!!!!

I mean..for blummin hecks sake.. If I jumped into my home made Skoda flying saucer and set off into the air at 5 miles per hour ''relative to Earth'' I COULD escape Earth,s gravity eventually.GIVEN ENOUGH FUEL!!(and a spare engine in the back).

What people fail to realise is that the reason rockets blast into an orbit at a speed of 25,000 miles an hour is so that they can SWITCH OFF their engines to conserve fuel.

Thanks I REALLY hope I got that off my chest once and for all.

Hmmmm...Maybe this should be in rants




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