Concorde was a myth too, as there are no supersonic airlines in use.
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Russia's ISS Multipurpose Laboratory Module launches after years sitting on a shelf, immediately runs into issues
Brexit travel permits designed to avoid 7,000-lorry jams come January depend on software that won't be finished till April
Bye, Russia: NASA wheels out astronauts, describes plan for first all-American manned launch into orbit since 2011
"For nearly a decade, the US space agency has relied on Russian Soyuz rockets taking off in Kazakhstan.".
It has from the start of the ISS programme. Crews need a means of return permanently available. Even if a Shuttle could have stayed in orbit for six months, it wouldn't have been a sensible option.
Re: ISS crews
I wasn't suggesting that the Shuttle wasn't essential to build the ISS, but NASA only took advantage of servicing missions to swap single crewmembers, and this was rare. Crews need lifeboats, and Shuttles were totally unsuited for the purpose. Even if they were, keeping a Shuttle and its crew in orbit for six months wouldn't make any sense.
"Since the US shoved its Shuttles into museums, only Russia's Roscosmos has the ability to take 'nauts to the ISS."
That was always the case as the Shuttle couldn't stay in orbit for six months to serve as a lifeboat. All it ever did was take up an occasional single crewmember and bring another back during an assembly mission.
This isn't Boeing very well... Faulty timer knackers Starliner cargo capsule on its way to International Space Station
Musk plans to send a Tesla past Mars with the first Falcon Heavy flight.
"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't allow this launch"
"Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over."
"Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop Dave? Stop, Dave"
"Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I'm half crazy all for the love of you."
A genuine email from Southern Rail last year.
"Anonymous John, important information about your Account.
"Dear Anonymous John,
We're improving the way you buy train tickets from our website and you're invited to give it a try. Check out the new features we are rolling out and buy your ticket from the beta version which is now available."
How do I access it?
In order to continue logging in using your usual email address, all you need to do is reset your password using the button below."
It came within a whisker of being binned.
He's not alone. Farage has withdrawn his claim that we would have an extra £350m a week to spend on the NHS, so he didn't expect to win. Boris didn't either as he wants to wait until 2020 to start the process of leaving. Cameron didn't expect to lose as there would have been no referendum but for him.
And the Kippers were getting their excuses in early with the fantasy that the spooks would tamper with all ballot papers filled in by pencil.
It has all the signs of a mass protest vote that went wrong.
Re: Real numbers would be interesting
This F9 was more powerful than the ones before Longer first stage, and uses LOX at much colder temps than anyone has used before. Unlike the earlier ones, it can launch to geosynchronous orbit, and still have enough fuel to land. I don't know offhand about the Crew Dragon.
Which reminds me of this.
Reporter Dan Grimmer is puzzled by the letter from the City Council's licensing department which was sent to the closed public convenience at Wall Lane, Magdalen Street, about a licensing application. Picture: Denise Bradley
Re: People who use adblockers...
I don't mind them as such, but if I buy a newspaper, I don't have to wait while the newsagent goes next door for the fliers to put in it. And when reading it on the train, nobody has yet walked down the aisle and pasted an advert over the article I was reading.
Yet some websites see both as acceptable.