- Feb 23, 2008
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- Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
They did have paint on them, but not the colour paint, some of the paint they used on the LM actually kept on peeling off during flight, that was just one of the annoyance even with the dreaded orange juiceanyway, the CSM and LM John flew weren't painted, so you can't use that statement
It's a shame, paint could be so heavy, thats just like saying heres a feather dont hurt yourself.ok, fine. But not the entire thing was painted like the external tank was. Either way, NASA does have a point in the paint being really heavy. 270kg is still a lot of weight, and when the ISS had to be constructed, a new tank had to be made because the old one was still too heavy even without that paint.
Sorry, but impossible for SRBs. You can only remove fuel from solid rocket motors, but not add additional fuel. The same with liquid rockets, which have a maximum fuel mass for lift-off, and can off-load fuel for lighter payloads.They could add more fuel to the SRBs so it burns longer, and to add more thrust to it.