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On 5/16/2022 at 4:48 PM, sevenperforce said:

Starliner has twelve monopropellant RCS engines on the capsule which are separate from the twenty OMS engines, twenty-eight RCS engines, and four abort engines on the service module.

Just noticed.

12+20+28+4 = 64

And the cancelled Glushko's Zarya spaceship was having 64 in-capsule engines, too.

Soon it will be easier to  make one big spherical chamber and drill 64 nozzles in it.

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1 hour ago, kerbiloid said:

Just noticed.

12+20+28+4 = 64

And the cancelled Glushko's Zarya spaceship was having 64 in-capsule engines, too.

Soon it will be easier to  make one big spherical chamber and drill 64 nozzles in it.

They need to tweak the number of thrusters so the total is 42. That’s the answer to everything…

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5 hours ago, Minmus Taster said:

KIDDING ME?!?!

Some might say they may be failing too slowly.  When anxious about failures and saving face, it becomes possible to become averse to real world testing if the testing is seen as a potential source of embarrassing  failure rather than the rich source of corrective error signal to the design process that it truly is

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I still feel like the only thing more tedious than docking two ships in KSP is watching a real life docking.

I'm sure it's different if you are there on site.

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2 minutes ago, mikegarrison said:

I'm sure it's different if you are there on site.

My friend at MCC is pretty burnt, so I think it's tedious in Houston, too. :D

 

Retreat test being done.

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