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    Default Atlantis' first full day in orbit nearly perfect

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The space shuttle Atlantis hasn't performed like a ship ready for retirement.
    The first full day of the final flight of the aging space shuttle fleet the most complicated machines ever built was practically flawless.

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...shuttle10.html

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sh...ain/index.html

    I understand that Don did wiring on this shuttle.
    Good job Don.

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    I think that it a shame that Houston does not even get one of the Shuttles for Space Center Houston.


    Have a Great Day.


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    click this site, it's pretty amazing

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sh...gle_earth.html

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    Well, I woke up this morning and decided that I would like to go to space.

    So I phoned NASA and apparently they don't go there any more.

    So, I'll be flying Russian instead for $63 million a seat.

    That puts America in second place. But coming second ain't bad eh boys?

    It's not the winning but the taking part that counts. So good try America! A for effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    Well, I woke up this morning and decided that I would like to go to space.

    So I phoned NASA and apparently they don't go there any more.

    So, I'll be flying Russian instead for $63 million a seat.

    That puts America in second place. But coming second ain't bad eh boys?

    It's not the winning but the taking part that counts. So good try America! A for effort.
    I prefer being first.

    They already have Lost Cosmonauts.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Cosmonauts

    Now we get the chance to have Lost Astronauts.

    We may end up being third, There are other country's in the race also.


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    India and China may move ahead too.

    However, I think the whole thing has been approached from the wrong angle.

    It costs so much in fuel to get bulky people into space that that is a wasted cause.

    We should focus our efforts on building small and send micro-electronic devices into space to do our exploring for us. Like crystal radios.

    It really isn't rocket science.

    And lost cosmonauts is not really the issue. America has lost its fair share through bad design or arrogance.

    Lost in space is the real issue. You've never lost one there and that is something to be proud of.

    If only you would value the health of poor Americans as you do of American cosmonauts in space. That would be a Great Nation.
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    Ian,
    Boys love their toys.
    Taht will nevar change.

    IN Alaska, were more real. We stick together, we need to. Thre are basic needs, thinsgs we need hare on earth.
    It's fjun to go off exploring, but someone has to keep the fire going at home, and the kids fed.
    Thank goodness for wamen. If ti was only men, they would be off palying all day.
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    ALL those shuttles should be mothballed in one big room, and not sent around like some old manual typewriters. Our gov idiots again at work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballvalve View Post
    ALL those shuttles should be mothballed in one big room, and not sent around like some old manual typewriters. Our gov idiots again at work!
    I agree, That would be better than a bunch Political idiots Fighting over them.

    It would take a big ass room tho. But Houston JSC has rooms big enough, That will just be setting unused.

    Another waste of your tax Dollar...


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    Take them to the California airplane graveyard and tarp them well.

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    They would be better off landing in California and leave it there.

    But they will land in Florida and take it to California to strip it, then off to New York, at a cost of 10 million or so. Then charge people to see it.

    Pay to see what you already paid for.

    I sound like Ian now. Bad me.

    Guess he rubs off on everyone... But sometimes he is correct...


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    Thanks Don. Welcome to the Dark Side.

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    When the Chinese start zapping our refineries and power plants from satellites with lasers, the country will wish it saved the shuttles.

    Hell, SF bay is still full of liberty ships [the ones that allowed Ian to be born, that the Americans built in about 72 hours each. Still floating!]

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    Those Liberty Ships really were a pile of junk. Wish we'd never paid for them. You saw us coming.

    Should have known an American ship would have been no better than an American car.

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    I wish we hadnt built them too, because we never got paid for them. Each ship should have been a ruby from your queens crown.

    We could have stayed home entirely, perfected the nuke, and then vaporized the london full of nazi's, Berlin and portions of france.

    Then ruled the entire world, as is our manifest destiny.

    And your parents would have been eating cardboard soup without those ships. Maybe a few turnips peelings for flavor and granpas boots for a bit of protein. England is and was an Island devoid of a possibility to support its population.

    On your knees and bless those ships!

    And light a candle for Henry Kaiser that built them, and used the returns to fund the most affordable health care system in california. We know you frequent several churches.
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