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Old November 9 2012, 08:47 AM   #11
Re: The escape of Khan?

Well, if those are classic STS boosters, there's plenty enough power in six of them to go fairly slowly for the first thirty kilometers or so, reducing the aerodynamical stresses at launch big time.

The pointed nose of the ship itself does suggest it was supposed to be launched from Earth's surface. It's just that those containers were probably intended to only be attached in space...

Timo Saloniemi
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