SordidEuphemism: "The way the saucer launches is utterly unlike any other kind of NASA launch: a huge helium balloon carries the LDSD 120,000 feet up in the air and then releases it. Less than two seconds later, four small rockets fire to stabilize the saucer. Then a solid-fuel rocket ignites with 17,500 pounds of thrust, propelling the saucer to the edge of the stratosphere, according to NASA.A fraction of a second after dropping from the balloon, and a few feet below it, four small rocket motors will fire to spin up and gyroscopically stabilize the saucer. A half second later, a Star 48B long-nozzle, solid-fueled rocket engine will kick in with"That's some fine editing there, Lou.
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