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spaceplasma:

Failure Of The First Trident D5 submarine-based test launch

In 1971, the US Navy issued a requirement for a submarine-launched, multiple warhead, ballistic missile with intercontinental range and a stellar-inertial navigation system. This would give the Navy capability against Soviet missile siloes and other hardened targets. Lockheed proposed a two-phase program. Trident C-4 would fit in launch tubes in existing submarines, with a range 50% greater than Poseidon. Trident II D-5 would have longer stages, requiring a new class of submarine to be built to accommodate it, but have the desired intercontinental range. Lockheed began development of the Trident II in October 1983. First launch was in January 1987, and first submerged launch in March 1989. This was a failure, revealing problems with the first-stage engine nozzle.

Source: astronautix.com
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pizzzatime:

ll-0-ll: sunset 2
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mymodernmet:

The Abyss Table is a stunning coffee table that mimics the depths of the ocean with stacked layers of wood and glass. Made by London-based furniture design company Duffy London, the limited-edition piece comes with the hefty price tag of £5,800 (nearly $10,000).

(via blovesbadonde)

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slentando:

tanning as art
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generalelectric:

We recently added a model jet engine to the design-sharing community Thingiverse, and are loving all the different builds of it so far. The model above was built by user kiwi76 and painted in chrome, and we can only assume it jetted here from the future. Check out the design here, and if you print one, we’d love to see it. Show us your builds on Thingiverse, and feel free to drop us a line if you have any ideas about what we should design next!  

(via brucesterling)

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