FM 90-3 contains detailed instructions for living and working in the desert.
Principles for operating in extreme heat and extreme dust, sand or mud apply to
Temperatures may change as much as 70 degrees F (21 degrees C) between day
and night. These changes may damage equipment if launch vehicle is not properly
prepared. Due to expansion and contraction of all fluids and air, care should be
taken when filling fuel tank and fluid reservoirs to prevent overflow when