Thursday, July 16, 2009

One giant tank

On any given day, the United States burns through 214,470 gal of diesel oil
in 132 s.

Forty years ago today, the engines of the SI-C (first stage) on the
Saturn V moon rocket smoked an identical volume of kerosene, propelling a single vehicle to a speed of 5352 mph, altitude 58 mi. The process was completed in 168 s flat.

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