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  •  The interesting thing about the Falcon Heavy (3+ / 0-)
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    Troubadour, antooo, kalmoth

    Is the cross feed fuel system it will use.  While all three first stage cores are firing, the side core fuel tanks will replenish the central tanks keeping them nearly full.  So that when the side cores run low on fuel and separate the central core will still be nearly full and continue firing acting like a additional stage.

    "It was believed afterward that the man was a lunatic, because there was no sense in what he said." "The War Prayer" by Mark Twain

    by Quanta on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 10:06:48 AM PDT

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