Talk:2114: Launch Conditions

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Queue a boost in hits for "rocket shaped humidifier" pages. 19:26, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

I've already done a search to see if this exists. Shouldn't take long for the internet to come through. Andyd273 (talk) 19:34, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

I've checked but all i can find is the steam coming out of the top, not the bottom 19:39, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

I'm thinking this would be a little challenging to create, because liquid water falls out of openings that under it. Humidifiers also usually have a larger reservoir of water than that rocket. I'm thinking the simplest approach would be to place a model rocket on top of a normal humidifier. Maybe you could also make a rocket with a mini-humidifier and a tube that goes from the top to the bottom, or that plugs into a faucet rather than having a reservoir.
I looked closer at the comic, and you can see the body of the humidifier under the rocket. It may actually be a model rocket on top of a normal humidifer. 21:40, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

How disappointing. All of the examples a quick search brought up emit mist from the tip, instead of the exhaust. 19:38, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes! I want one! (A PROPER one, with exhaust.) (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

What does it mean if a rocket is venting steam from its nose, anyway? 19:59, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

You are having a bad problem and you will not go to space today. 20:18, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Nothing Good 20:02, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

What people need is a "pea soup - micro rocket " fog machine and a model rocket. However that would set you back over 400 GBP or USD and do nothing much to humidify the room, being a type of vape machine. I suppose you could take a vape machine and add a fan to mimic a user inhaling, and exhaust into the model for less. Still not humidifying, but the voice off days "still dry in here" RIIW - Ponder it (talk) 20:45, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Whoops! I updated the Feynman story at the same time as somebody else removed it. It's currently back with changes. Maybe I'd better find a better citation to see how accurate it is. It's notable that it was Feynman who found the o-ring issue mentioned in the comic. 20:46, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

The Feynman story is from part II of "What do YOU care what other people think?: Further adventures of a curious character". 21:24, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. I found it on library genesis ( ) and my thirdhand telling was indeed rather inaccurate. 21:38, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
Removed the story and referenced wikipedia. But Feynman was a badass to stand up to the NASA administration and his silent peers so expressively. 20:59, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Anyone else notice someone wrote (after the bit explaining how rockets take off) "This is, of course, preposterous, as rockets are a fake child's fantasy created by Jewish NASA employees"? 21:25, 20 February 2019 (UTC)