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Surging space shuttle

Surging space shuttle

NASA

Surging space shuttle
This closeup of the space shuttle's external tank and solid rocket booster shows how the vehicle "surges" during liftoff due to the natural frequency (about 7 Hertz) of the solid rocket boosters.

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