Originally Posted by EireEngineer
Stompk proposes that if the thrust of a rocket engine produces forward force by pushing against air, how does a shuttle move around in an environment without any air?
A rocket generates thrust not by pushing against air, but by explosivly ejecting gas generated by burning the fuel.
The shuttle moves in space via the use of gas releasing jets that produce the required force, and by burning the RSS engines to accelerate.
I'm so thankful for the many ROCKET SCIENTISTS who post on this forum.
From where have you and STOMPK attained your degrees and for whom do you work at present?