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UDMH: Unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine, a hypergolic liquid rocket propellant in large surplus from the Cold War, still used in rocketry but also being converted into TATB, a member of the class of insensitive high explosives
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- Rocket engine : A means of generating thrust, for propulsion or for adjusting a position, based on the hot gases expelled by a mixture of chemicals that does not need an external oxygen source
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- Chemical engineering : The field of engineering that deals with industrial and natural processes involving the chemical, physical or biological transformation of matter or energy into forms useful for mankind, economically and safely without compromising the environment
- N1 rocket : Secret Soviet rocket intended to send Soviet cosmonauts to the Moon, which was cancelled in 1976 after a series of launch failures.
- Apollo Command-Service Module : Three-man spacecraft built for NASA by North American Aviation, and one of the two spacecraft that were utilized for the Apollo program, along with the Lunar Module, to land astronauts on the Moon.
- UGM-27 Titan II : A second-generation U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile able to lift unusually large warheads, and used as a space launch vehicle after military retirement. As an ICBM, it carried the largest warhead of any U.S. missile
- Nitrogen tetroxide : A liquid with a low boiling point (21.4 C), usually kept liquid by pressure; an extremely poisonous, highly reactive oxidizer of colorless dinitrogen tetraoxide (N2O4) and red-brown nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in a temperature-dependent equilibrium; used as a hypergolic oxidizer in rocket engines
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- TATB : An insensitive high explosive (IHE) with the IUPAC name 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene and the trivial name triamino-trinitrobenzene; has been the principal IHE in recent U.S. nuclear weapons