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The Soviet space program holds some valuable approaches for hotrodders where not adding complex answers to simple problems reduces wasted finances and time in the pursuit of problem solutions.


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good read.
big ass rocket with no concern for weight, yeah sounds like a gearhead
low tech way to light a dozen rockets... birch sticks :ROFLMAO:

"This synchronicity is achieved by using giant matches. Once the Soyuz is on its launch gantry, engineers place sticks of birch wood with two pyrotechnic electric ignitors on the end into the rocket nozzles. These are bound together with brass wire.
Just before launch, the ignitors fire and the flame burns through the wire. When all the wires are severed it indicates that there is a burning flame within each nozzle and it’s safe to open the propellent valves. The system ensures that fuel is only released when these giant matches are all lit."
 

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You should have seen the Houston conference room after listening for hours long conversation about how to torque bolts in a micro gravity environment and I needing a rest room break told them that Captain Video used magnetic boots. They didn’t get the joke at all.

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