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Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2001 04:20:47 GMT
From: MikeHunt2nopsamcity.com
Subject: Re: Does anyone use synthetic oils?


I think they use K-Y jelly. Bruce Bergman wrote: > > On Mon, 5 Nov 2001 21:37:51 -0000, "Huw" > <huw.williamsnospamnopsamline.com> wrote: > > > > >"Eric Dreher" > > >> As far as Mobil 1 being used in the shuttle, I suspect there are > >> items other than the engine that need to be lubricated. > > > >Like the door hinges LOL > > > >Huw > > Actually, it's rather important that the Shuttle's cargo bay doors > open in space (because that's where the radiators are) and close > before de-orbiting and landing back on Terra Firma (because they'd > screw up the aerodynamics something fierce, and the thing already has > the glide rate of a brick with the doors closed). > > If the doors stick - either way - they're in /BIG/ trouble, so > making sure they don't is A Good Thing. And they probably use a > synthetic grease for low-speed things like hinges. > > --<< Bruce >>-- > > PS: This is cross-possted to heck and back, and surprisingly > everyone's still remaining civil. At the risk of jinxing it, I'd like > to thank everyone for their tolerance. ;-) > (And don't go starting a flame-fest just to prove me wrong...) > -- > Bruce L. Bergman Return to Main Index

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