Want the truth? Well easyarm, it's like this...
We love these big rockets... these big rockets are our babies... our
children... just ask any Rocketeer.
And even though we love them, we end up sending them to the launch pad to
possibly be destroyed, mutilated, or fried in a big ball of hibachi like
The "fire stove" reference came about in the very early days of rocketry...
well before the time of Christ. It had to do with Molech (also variously
known as Moloch, Milcom, Malcam) the name given to the national pagan god of
the Ammonites (who obviously has something to do with AP or AN).
Worship of Molech included people burning their own children to death in
fire, often by placing them in the arms of a hollow metal idol of Molech
that had been heated very hot with a fire burning inside (just like a
This reference, and how it is applicable to Rocketry, should now be quite
Glad I could help.
do you mean the large black "blast deflectors"?
look like the top of a pot belly stove ?
if so, it is to deflect the rocket flame away from the ground so the ground
does not catch fire.
IF you mean the large NASA rockets, pretty much the same thing.
you are getting close but
I have seem this "gas stove" which is undersneath the "big rocket" from
the VCD. If I found the vcd I may post it up.
It may serve to warm up the whole rocket.
9/10 people does not observes closely.
Not to feed what may just be a troll, but..
Are you refering to the 'shower of sparks' that is seen shortly before
ignition of the Space Shuttle main engines? If so, that is to burn off
any excess hydrogen that may have accumulated in the area.