Power to orbit: the main engines
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Springer Praxis Books
book series (PRAXIS)
When a Shuttle ascended to orbit, it did so with the help of a cluster of three engines. The Space Shuttle main engine (SSME) was the most powerful, reusable, high-performance, liquid propellant rocket engine with variable thrust ever developed.
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