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The broom tester claims it tops the list of “NASA couldn’t do that”

The broom tester claims it tops the list of “NASA couldn’t do that”

As you think possible workplaces The ones that are there, where everyone passes Lovely And it is paid rough To think about what the ordinary human mind cannot conceive, while also having the ability to test their ideas, the NASA It becomes a one-way street.

Of course, even there they have their bad days.

Or better yet, ideas that don’t seem – let’s say – so bright when you see them. What matters to NASA is that they do the job they’re supposed to do. Much more so in the distant sixties.

useful one Discoveryin its extreme simplicity The protagonist was a broom. The old, the traditional, the handmade, the straw.

of missions Apollo (The last one was in 1972) until the space shuttle programmeused by NASA liquid hydrogenAs a fuel source for the upper stages of rocket launches.

You see, it’s the most efficient propellant – it provides more thrust than any other fuel source.

in the list”Common senseFor service personnel it belongs to the fact that when hydrogen burns “comes” a Subtle blue flame Which is approx Not visible in broad daylight.

Hydrogen is also highly flammable and tends to seep through the smallest cracks. This makes it very dangerous. Therefore, he needs constant monitoring and the ability to detect a possible leak, in a kilometer of pipeline through which it flows before each launch.

“Detecting leaks is a top priority because it can save time and lives. At the same time, this is a challenge, because the gas — and the flames it emits — is odorless and colorless.” They explained Material authorities in their publication in 2015.

In 2003, NASA and the Florida Solar Energy Center found a solution to the problem. It took the form of a film that changed color upon exposure to the element.

It was preceded by UV sensors for flame detection and many other technological developments before that. However, the first Eureka was the most fun.

At the time of Apollo, a flame was discovered from one of these leaks by the “broom” method.

Workers would take a traditional hand broom, and hold it vertically (with the bristles on top) to mark the presence and location of a fire.

If the bristles catch fire, then there is a leak.

This technology had significant drawbacks in safety and accuracy, particularly in windy outdoor conditions where flames could easily change direction.

If they finish the term “discovery”? number.

However, the solution was working and working until something better was found: From a $3 broom they went on to a $30,000 thermal imaging which involved developing the technology of shooting shots before getting into today’s films..

For this reason it was also used by firefighters to respond to calls for hydrogen and alcohol fires during the day.

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