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Old 03-02-2019, 01:11 PM
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Amazing they could get that close to the Moon with that combination... basically the upper stages were "unguided" (spin stabilized) and once the first stage engine shut down and the thing staged, it was basically going wherever it was pointed (Newton was firmly in the driver's seat).

Talk about "shooting from the hip"!!! No midcourse-corrections, and basically "bullet guidance" on the second and third stages... crazy!

Later! OL J R
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