Feb 5, 2008

Safer rockets

Billions of dollars are spent every year to build rockets, make their payloads, and also attempts of making them safer.

But till now the most valuable(sometimes even invaluable) part of the rocket: the payload module is still extremely close to the rocket (The part that usually explodes and causes disaster). Why not make sure there is a large distance between the module and the rocket like this? :

The picture is a quick sketch and ugly. The main idea is to add a long tubular frame between the rocket module and the payload module. The distance should be enough to protect the payload from extensive damage , even if the fuel bursts into flames.

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