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How do the Shuttle's boosters work?

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The space shuttle boosters are solid rocket boosters, which use solid fuel with an oxidizer inside of a combustion chamber. Once the solid fuel is ignited it will burn until the fuel is all consumed. The combustion of the fuel generates thrust by increasing the pressure in the combustion chamber exerting more force on the front of the booster than the back.

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