christopher heiser <christopher AT heiser DOT net>
Date Published: April 8th, 2008
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Vibration, the Perennial Enemy of Rockets

When I read that the Orion rocket--the replacement for the Space Shuttle--has vibration issues, I was reminded of the fact that similar problems plagued the Saturn V rocket that drove the Apollo moon landings. These vibrations led (somewhat indirectly) to the near-fatal failures aboard the famous Apollo 13 mission.

Fortunately, according to NASA, the vibration issues on the Orion system appear to be manageable.

by Christopher Heiser on April 8 14:47
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