Let's get every single rocketeer in the English-speaking world together at one launch, and have a big tug-of-war to settle it once and for all.
I say we pit one team against the other in a game of Roc em Soc em Robots.
Mike Ratel - Washington, DC
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Are those doohickies that propel rockets called "engines" or "motors"?
Book: "Rocket Propulsion Elements - An Introduction to the Engineering of Rockets" by Georger P. Sutton, references in index: "Solid propellant rocket motors" and "Liquid propellant rocket engines."
I have and always will go with Sutton's terminology.
EDIT: For the same basic reasons I believe were behind Sutton's (industry's) choice, I don't call AC/DC motors "engines" nor do I call internal combustion engines "motors."
Last edited by Winston; 29th December 2016 at 09:33 PM.
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