Re: (Mercury) Atlas Rocket question

Gustav Piepenburg

Very thin gauge Stainless Steel. So thin that like the Titan Missile- Loss of Propellant/Oxidizer tank pressures meant sure collapse of the Missile's structural integrity in the horizontal position.
(Ex Air Missile Man here).

On Jan 12, 2019, at 11:23 AM, Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:

Since we aren't flying today, I am doing other rocket related things today. 

I really feel like I should know this already.  But I don't and I cannot find an answer.

If you know, say so.  I would like to see who knows the answer to my question.

But let's be honest, if you don't know, I would appreciate your honesty in stating so as well.  I hope not to be only one who doesn't know.  

The question:  

What was the skin on the Atlas rockets made of that made them so shiny?  

Thank you, gary.

Join to automatically receive all group messages.