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Star Talk: Rockets make combustion possible in vacuum

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When we lost Neil Armstrong this summer, not only did we lose the first man on the moon, but we also lost a man who was a daring test pilot. Armstrong was among the group of mid-20th century test pilots to fly vehicles such as the X-1 and X-15 rocket planes that touched the edge of space. A rocket is the only vehicle that can fly in space. Scientists say that a rocket can fly ...


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