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fantastic video of the boosters, also interesting to see they use the control surfaces to accomplish the roll manouver rather than just gimbling the main engines.

re the camera video, why is it you always get some idiot quoting the myth that NASA spent a fortune on the papermate pen whilst the russians use pencils? both tried pencils but they realised that having snapped off pencil points floating round a capsule was a bad idea being both dangerous to eyes etc and a conducting material. what is true is that they developed the papermate before realising that a normal ball point will work fine. on earth its gravity that stops it working upside down but in "weightless" conditions the capilary action of the design draws the ink to the ball.

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