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To: Jack Hydrazine

I was reading the timeline for the launch and saw something that surprised me. The RL-150 engine that powers the Atlas V first stage...is of Russian design.

Whoa. Who knew?

And to think...the Atlas 1 design was an ICBM....to be used AGAINST Russia (or, more pecisely, the Soviet Union). Now we know one of the construction materials used on the Atlas V: irony.


6 posted on 05/03/2012 10:59:21 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62

The rocket engines used in the SeaLaunch rockets are Russian, too!

Pretty soon they’ll be making our fighter jets for us.


7 posted on 05/03/2012 11:08:05 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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