Why are the majority of space rockets made in white instead of other colors?

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Why are the majority of space rockets made in white instead of other colors?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

I’m not sure for rockets, but I know planes are white mostly for two reasons : white paint is cheaper and it’s easier to spot technical defects on a white surface.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Plus it would be a waste of paint. After so many years the radiation from the sun would turn it white anyway

Anonymous 0 Comments

Most of them use at least one cryogenic propellant, like liquid oxygen. White paint reflects light, which helps to keep it cold and therefore minimizes boil-off.