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Old 08-08-2017, 02:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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rocket aerodynamics

Why aren't rockets more teardrop shaped, especially the flared out engine cones? Why are the cones necessary in the first place? I thought all that needed to exist was a high pressure in a combustion chamber, and an opening at the bottom where the pressure was relieved.

Does aerodynamics not matter at supersonic speeds since air does not have enough time to respond?

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