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#1 posted 12-25-2016 05:33 PM

I worked for Hughes Aircraft Co. back in the ‘80s and ‘90s (now Raytheon). In the TOW missile motor firing test facility, they would take samples of the missile off the production line and test fire the motor (which is like a rocket). Of course the room had multiple safety interlocks, and, of course, the tester had disabled all of them for convenience. He was in the room when the motor fired and his polyester shirt wound up melted to his charred chest. Painful, I’m sure. Not that cotton would have helped.

I’m glad you’re OK. Scary stuff.

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