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Exploro

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  1. Granted. You receive a giant box, twice the size of your house. It is labeled "Contains: Thunderbird 1 (unintelligible)". Excitedly you set about opening this ludicrously sized parcel, anticipating reaching your prize. After awhile, you break into the large cavernous interior but to your dismay, there seems to be nothing inside. As your eyes adjust to the darkness, the light from outside all that you have to illuminate your way, you see what looks like a pedestal, upon which sits a small box. It is a scale model of Thunderbird 1, what is more....assembly is required.

    I wish for a wonderful review for the narrative I have just weaved. 

  2. To add. According to the Glenn Research Center's write up on rocket nozzles, alternatives such as a plug nozzle (the kind used on many types of garden hose attachments) boast some advantages over De Lavel nozzles in terms of "matching exit pressure". As I recall a function of a De Laval nozzles efficiency is in it's ability to maintain optimum exit pressure is limited by the fact that the nozzles are shaped to be optimally efficient within a specific range of altitudes, above or below which pressure effect from ambient environment erode efficient operations. According to Glenn's, Plug nozzle offer a wider flight regime for pressure matching. However, plug nozzles are heavier than De Laval nozzles. This might offset the advantages such a nozzle configuration might provide.

  3. Granted. And congratulations! With your spoon in hand, you are recreating Gene Starwind's prison escape from the Outlaw Star episode "Gravity Jailbreak" , surfing upward along the magnetic field lines. That being said, there is no ship waiting at high altitude to rescue you before you fly out into the inky void of space.

    Since we've touch on anime and it is my turn to make a wish, I wish for a collection of Patlabor scale model kits.

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