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Space Shuttle

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Puzzle ID:#40851
Fun:*** (2.73)
Difficulty:*** (2.49)
Category:Science
Submitted By:Nym_PimplyeeAus**!!!!

 

 

 



Why is it that a plane is allowed to take off and fly in a thunderstorm, but the space shuttle is not?


Answer

The exhaust plume of the space shuttle effectively grounds the space shuttle for a considerable part of its initial flight. Therefore, the shuttle could be struck by lightning. A plane is not grounded, so it does not conduct lightning.
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