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THIO_030519_42.JPG: TU-772 Space Shuttle Reusable Solid Rocket Motor. Measures 149 feet in length, 12 feet 2 inches in diameter. "The Space Shuttle Reusable Solid Rocket Motor (RSRM) is the largest man-rated solid rocket motor ever flown and the only booster capable of recovery and reuse. Developed for NASA by Thiokol in the mid-1970's, the RSRM was successfully static tested on July 18 1977. During the first 122 seconds of each flight, two RSRM's provide 80 percent of the thrust needed to accelerate the Shuttle to a speed of 3,094 miles per hour before separating from the orbiter and external tank and an altitude of 24 nautical miles. Nearly seven minutes after separation, the spent boosters parachute into the Atlantic Ocean approximately 140 nautical miles downrange from Kennedy Space Center. The recovered boosters are disassembled in Florida and returned to Thiokol's Space Operations plant in Utah, where they are refurbished for use on future Space Shuttle flights."
THIO_030519_48.JPG: This is the rocket motor for the TX-683-12 Sidewinder air-to-air missile
Wikipedia Description: Thiokol
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Thiokol (variously Thiokol Chemical Company, Morton-Thiokol Inc., Cordant Technologies Inc., Thiokol Propulsion, AIC Group, ATK Thiokol; currently ATK Launch Systems Group) is a U.S. corporation concerned initially with rubber and related chemicals, and later with rocket and missile propulsion systems. Its name is a portmanteau of the Greek words for sulfur (Te?? "theio") and glue (????a "kolla"), an allusion to the company's initial product.
The Thiokol Chemical Company was founded in 1929. Its initial business was a range of synthetic rubber and polymer sealants, and Thiokol was a major supplier of liquid polymer sealants during World War II. When scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory discovered Thiokol's polymers made ideal rocket fuels, Thiokol moved into the new field, opening laboratories at Elkton, Maryland, and later production facilities at Elkton and at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. Huntsville produced the XM33 Pollux, TX-18 Falcon, and TX-135 Nike-Zeus systems. It closed in 1996. In the mid 1950s the company bought extensive lands in Utah for its rocket test range, and continues to have major operations in the state, at Magna and Promontory (home of the Space Shuttle's SRB), and its current headquarters at Brigham City. As of 2005 the company employs over 15,000 people worldwide and records annual sales of around $ 840 million.
* 1929: Thiokol Chemical Company founded.
* 1949: Thiokol produce the TX-18 Falcon missile, the world's first solid-fueled missile system.
* 1957: In anticipation of the forthcoming Minuteman contract, the company builds its plant at Brigham City, Utah.
* 1957: Thiokol Huntsville builds XM33 Pollux missile
* 1958: Merger with Reaction Motors Inc. (RMI), makers of liquid propellant rocket motor systems.
* 1958: Thiokol awarded contract to build the TU-122 rocket motor for the first stage of the LGM-30 Minuteman I ...More...
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2003 photos: Equipment this year: I decided my Epson digital camera wasn't quite enough for what I wanted. Since I already had Compact Flash chips for it, I had to find another camera which used CF chips. That brought me to buy the Fujifilm S602 Zoom in March 2003. A great digital camera, I used it exclusively for an entire year.
Trips this year: Three-week trip this year out west, mostly in Utah.
Number of photos taken this year: 68,000.
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