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by Boethius
Sun May 26, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?
Replies: 819
Views: 814372

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Tom Wolfe's book "The Right Stuff" documents high altitude flight tests with rocket powered aircraft that would invariably fail in the thin air and plummet back to earth. Could you provide an excerpt on this, Boethius? Rather than pull the quotes from Wolfe's book which I read many years ago here a...
by Boethius
Sun May 26, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?
Replies: 819
Views: 814372

Re: Why Rocketry Doesn't Work in the Vacuum

For instance if you open a balloon at sea level the air seeps out slowly, based on pressure difference. If you want to empty the balloon faster you exert a force, press on the balloon and the air comes out faster. If you try to same experiment inside a vacuum you cannot press on the balloon to make...
by Boethius
Sun May 26, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?
Replies: 819
Views: 814372

Re: Why Rocketry Doesn't Work in the Vacuum

That's also not really a philosophical reason first, as much as it is a scientific, physical reason first, Boethius. On this point I disagree. Part of the philosophy of science is determining what results are even possible. For example, can you prove that all crows are black? In my opinion it is a ...
by Boethius
Sun May 26, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?
Replies: 819
Views: 814372

Re: Why Rocketry Doesn't Work in the Vacuum

... and if a man stands on a small untethered boat and throws a heavy rock off the stern, the boat will move forward. It's not because the weight "pushed against the air" behind it but because the man pushed against the rock in a particular direction. I wonder why BO e T hius doesn't respond to que...
by Boethius
Sun May 26, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?
Replies: 819
Views: 814372

Re: Why Rocketry Doesn't Work in the Vacuum

There is also a philosophical reason why NASA space rocketry is impossible: gas, via rocket engine exhaust or otherwise, has no effect, does no work, in a vacuum and cannot be used to move objects through space ... except that gas does have mass and moving it does therefore accomplish work. Moving ...
by Boethius
Sun May 26, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?
Replies: 819
Views: 814372

Re: Why Rocketry Doesn't Work in the Vacuum

There is also a philosophical reason why NASA space rocketry is impossible: gas, via rocket engine exhaust or otherwise, has no effect, does no work, in a vacuum and cannot be used to move objects through space (yes, that includes farts). In 1852 scientist James Prescott Joule, for whom the unit of ...
by Boethius
Sun May 26, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?
Replies: 819
Views: 814372

Part 2 of why NASA’s rockets can’t work in space NASA claims that by pressurizing gas and shooting really fast out of the back of a rocket they can create thrust in a vacuum. Using only NASA web sites I can show that their equation for rocket thrust is bunkum. First, the NASA rocket thrust equation ...
by Boethius
Sat May 25, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?
Replies: 819
Views: 814372

So, a gun without a bullet (i.e., a blank cartridge) wouldn't recoil if fired in space? I don't think so. The expanding gasses expand in all directions. They would meet little or no resistance at the muzzle but they would meet resistance in the opposite direction and the shooter would feel that as ...
by Boethius
Sat May 25, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?
Replies: 819
Views: 814372

Re: Do Rockets Generate Thrust in the Vacuum of Space?

I believe that the impossibility of propelling a rocket out of our planet's atmosphere was discovered at an early stage of space travel experiments. Any rocket reaching a certain, critical altitude (for which I surely won't pretend to provide/ specify any exact figure) simply stalls - due to the ab...
by Boethius
Sat May 25, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?
Replies: 819
Views: 814372

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

I think I see what you mean. To try to put this in unnecessarily simple layman's terms: because the vacuum is just complete void, it can freely take on just about an infinite amount of anything, at any rate, without actually anything significant happening. Hence, we hold on to the idea that mass ex...
by Boethius
Sat May 25, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?
Replies: 819
Views: 814372

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

On Earth, shooting something causes friction with the thing being shot. Least of all, air all around us. The shooter will be effected by the action of shooting. However, in a vacuum, there being no friction with anything, shooting something just wastes that thing and sends it soaring uselessly into...
by Boethius
Sat May 25, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?
Replies: 819
Views: 814372

Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?

_ [ADMIN: This topic was started due to our recent discussions — in multiple threads — about the subject of rocketry. Specifically, there seems to be a growing skeptical understanding of the science of rocketry and just what is wrong with it, and why it doesn't work in the manner NASA says it does. ...
by Boethius
Fri May 24, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: HOW TO REGISTER at CLUESFORUM - and other tips
Topic: REQUIRED: Introduce Yourself
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Re: REQUIRED: Introduce Yourself

Hello, I am an American citizen. My background is in Computer Science (M.S.) and quantitative analysis. I would like to register at Cluesforum under the name Boethius. I suppose it was the Sandy Hook event that got me interested in media fakery. The way the MSM covered the event made me want to inve...