Re: Isn't it funny...
To be fair, nobody sensible is claiming that.
Agreed. But a lot of people have made the claim over the years.
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They've been gearing up to launch these things from the Cape for a while... however NASA has just expressed concerns regarding the potential impact of a Super Heavy launch/landing failure on the facilities currently used by SpaceX to service the ISS. Putting those out of action is not an option so they'll need to sort that out too.
Both Boeing and SpaceX have Commercial Crew Program contracts to develop and operate new spacecraft to deliver astronauts to and from the ISS. This event does not affect SpaceX's contract.
It's also worth noting that Boeing has spent almost twice as much to get to this point as SpaceX was awarded for the entire Crew Dragon development and operation program. Boeing is now losing money on the program. If anything this paints SpaceX in a very favourable light.
As a subscriber to the theory of "if it's possible and it benefits them, they will do it", I've always assumed that this kind of thing has been going on for as long as web pages have been dynamic anyway. It's nice for my "paranoia" to be vindicated.
Disclaimer: I'm not pretending to be clever, just careful.
I do it regularly, usually to find out how much shipping will cost if a retailer has for some reason decided not to make that information available up front.
But then I don't do it with my own details, you just need to fill the forms with enough vague bullshit to get an answer.
All other things being equal, the closer you are to the equator the more flexibility you have. The major issue with accessing high inclination orbits from certain launch sites closer to the equator is having to fly over populated areas, or rather those populated areas (rightly) objecting to being flown over (...and having failed or spent rocket stages land on them). Launching due north from Vandenberg or The Cape would be difficult, for example, hence the need for indirect launch profiles from those locations, or alternative launch sites in less populated areas. The fact that population density tends to decrease the closer you get to the poles is a handy coincidence.
Firefox Mobile 98.3's Add-ons Manager, at least on my device, provides no add-on search function and only a very short list of installable add-ons. In this list, Redirect AMP to HTML is listed under "Not yet available: We're currently building support for an initial selection of Recommended Extensions". The last version it worked in for me was 69.
I've been in video conferences with people whose laptops' cameras and microphones are below the screen rather than above it. It's a very creepy camera angle and when they start typing it gets worse. The microphone is also far too close to the speakers and the resulting sound quality is terrible.
I don't understand how manufacturers consistently get it so wrong.
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