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Forum: Soap Box 2012-06-10, 22:15
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Posted By fivemack
Not exploration, and (therefore) not routinely...

Not exploration, and (therefore) not routinely done by NASA nowadays; there is a thriving commercial comsat market in which NASA doesn't really compete. Weather satellites do indeed tend to be...
Forum: Soap Box 2012-06-09, 22:37
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Posted By fivemack
Isn't that the argument that got Americans into...

Isn't that the argument that got Americans into trouble in the first place - that if they'd spent an enormous amount on solving one serious problem, they might as well spend some substantially...
Forum: Soap Box 2012-06-09, 13:18
Replies: 21
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Posted By fivemack
If I'm reading my history correctly, NASA...

If I'm reading my history correctly, NASA basically designed two rockets: the Saturn series and the Space Shuttle. They also designed the Centaur upper stage.

For Mercury and Gemini, NASA...
Forum: Soap Box 2012-06-09, 08:34
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Posted By fivemack
Heinlein's argument that LEO is half-way to...

Heinlein's argument that LEO is half-way to anywhere is quite close to true; the requirements to get to anywhere in the System from LEO aren't that strenuous (in particular, you've got a lot of time...
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