Re: (Mercury) Atlas Rocket question
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I had no idea until the answers in this thread. Thanks for asking. I'm radioing today in preparation for Winter Field Day in a couple of weeks. But the good news is that Hobby Time is back in my life!!! Yay!!!
On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 12:09 PM Gustav Piepenburg via Groups.Io <firstname.lastname@example.org
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@...
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.
What was the skin on the Atlas rockets made of that made them so shiny?
Thank you, gary.
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