Talk:Booster (rocketry)

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{{Globalize}} tag[edit]

I removed the {{Globalize}} tag, as it seems pointless in this article. The entire article reads more like an extended dictionary entry, rather than an in-depth technical discussion of rocket boosters. As such, the U.S examples work just fine to illustrate the points. The U.S. has been the major contributor to rocketry since Robert H. Goddard's pioneering work with liquid-fueled rockets in the 1930s; much of the German V-2 program was based on Goddard's work, and Goddard even conceived of ion thrusters a half century before they were perfected at NASA. In view of these historic facts, there is nothing wrong with leaving the article as-is; it is clear that everyone else is late to the party. —QuicksilverT @ 16:05, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Original research[edit]

The article is grossly inaccurate as written; use of the term "booster" aas a synonym for a complete launch vehicle is an inaccurate colloquialism used only by laymen, not people actually involved in rocketry. The term refers to only the first stage of a multistage rocket (Merriam-Webster), or else a strap-on operating in parallel to the first stage. Attempting to define "booster" as an entire launch vehicle is unencyclopedic. This error is also spread to several major articles (Project Mercury, Titan (rocket family), ...) JustinTime55 (talk) 15:56, 6 July 2011 (UTC)