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Philip
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posted 12-02-2005 05:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a thread I noticed on another spaceflight forum:
A technician involved with the Mars Observer spacecraft succeeded to put human ashes onboard the Mars Observer spacecraft?
http://www.green-electronics.com/columns/lgoldberg001.html

Philip
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posted 12-02-2005 05:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting read ... The cause of failure of the Mars Observer is given ;-)
The NASA report stated that the most probable cause of the loss of communications with the spacecraft on Aug. 21, 1993, was a rupture of the fuel (monomethyl hydrazine (MMH)) pressurization side of the spacecraft's propulsion system, resulting in a pressurized leak of both helium gas and liquid MMH under the spacecraft's thermal blanket.

This reminded me of a story by Dr Van ALLEN who said in an interview that he liked his finger and put it on the outside of the Mariner 10 spacecraft :-)

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