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What was the main design parameter for the size of the booster rockets of the space shuttle? If you read the title and came at the grand assumption that it is indeed that, you are right. But NASA could afford a large truck. Right? Yes, again! Is this a design problem? Indeed. The determining constraint beyond the obvious specification requirements (boost, weight etc.) is related to logistics. The booster rockets were built in Utah. The only feasible mode of transportation […]