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Old 07-17-2006, 07:53 PM   #16
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I agree as well. It amazes me that NASA uses the American thinking of "if it ain't broke don't fix it". It's a dangerous mode of thinking...
I wonder if we would have ever made it into space using our expectations today. Examine one of the original Mercury or Gemini capsules, and you realize that you could probably take it apart with tools from the average toolbox – very simplistic, fragile equipment.
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OMG it blew up!
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OMG it blew up!
Is this some attempt at humor, or do you have some inside that no one else does?
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Old 07-17-2006, 08:32 PM   #19
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OMG it blew up!

That's a very lousy comment...get some sense.


The shuttle may be outdated, but what a "beautiful ship," to quote Radiohead. Everything about these missions amazes me to no end. I'm glad I picked today to start my vacation...I was glued to the screen this morning, watching the reentry. I'll actually be a little sad when the last shuttle mission wraps up.
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I'm sorry... I just have a completely horribe sense of humor
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I just have a completely horribe sense of humor
Well this we agree on.
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I'll be happy to see the advent of a space elevator
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I love this picture from one of the space walks...a bit of Canadian content, as well, with the Canadarm extending out into space:



Not sure if it was this guy, but one of the astronauts was quoted as saying, "I'm in a dream; nobody wake me up."

Space...
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That idea is a great one.
Maybe conceivable but not realistic, but who cares, it would be awesome.

They were actually cooking this one up which is my suspicion why Wanderer brought this up. How cool would that be?
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I wonder if we would have ever made it into space using our expectations today. Examine one of the original Mercury or Gemini capsules, and you realize that you could probably take it apart with tools from the average toolbox – very simplistic, fragile equipment.
Some truth in that, no doubt, but we're talking about NASA not only using the best technology available but at least technologies discovered/invented within the last two decades. The basic design outline for the space shuttle is about 30 years old, give or take, factor in the risk and the results and I think the expectations for success vs failure are about right.

The program that got us into space in the 60's kicked expectations in the balls and never looked back. These days there is an expectation that the current models might fail as opposed to the a new model yet to prove itself (Mercury or Gemini). I think the public has only upped the ante because of what NASA itself has done in the past vs what it hasn't done presently or in the immediate past.
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That idea is a great one.
Maybe conceivable but not realistic, but who cares, it would be awesome.

They were actually cooking this one up which is my suspicion why Wanderer brought this up. How cool would that be?
The last five years in materials science has certainly turned me around, if we applied ourselves today we could do it for a few hundred billion dollars but that price tag will come down a lot over the next few (as in 3) decades with the capacity for industrial scale fabrication of things like carbon fillament.
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Wow, that picture is really cool.
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