News NASA Held Hostage by Russians

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  1. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Russia can't afford to do much. We have several corporations competing for NASA rocket contracts and we will be fine. Russia needs our money more than we need Russian rockets.
     
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    Still, I thought it was a bad idea to discontinue the shuttle before developing our next spaceship
     
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    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    The things were dangerous and killing people. 40% of them suffered a catastrophic failure killing all on board. It had to be ended sooner than expected.
     
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    How do you come up with 40%? There were two fatal missions. That's bad enough but nowhere near 40%. There were 135 shuttle launches. That's a flight failure rate of 1.5% which is still unacceptable. If 1.5% of Delta or United flights crashed they would have been grounded forever and their top executives would be in prison
     
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    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Dude, there were five shuttles and two of them failed.
     
  7. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    Huge mistake in my opinion. I think all campaign funding should go directly into space exploration. Somewhere some master race of beings is laughing at us and calling us stupid. We are a reality show of pregnant teenagers or drunk hillbillies to them.
     
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    If we are the stars of their reality show I want my check
     
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    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    Let me rephrase, we are their people of Wal Mart
     
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    What's the difference?
     

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