* Posts by pseudonymous blowhard

3 posts • joined 17 Sep 2014

Blast-off! Boat free launch at last. Orion heads for space

pseudonymous blowhard

Re: Typo? No, they use Farhenheit

>>This would have cost the US trillions

>Wrong way round, it would generate trillions in new business.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_broken_window

Ex-Soviet engines fingered after Antares ROCKET launch BLAST

pseudonymous blowhard

Re: Re:The simple fact is

I'm with you on the appreciation for Russian science and engineering, but the idea that pre-Soviet Russia was at a "middle-ages-level" of development isn't correct.

Just to take one example, this guy was doing work on rocketry in the late 19th Century:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konstantin_Tsiolkovsky

SCREW YOU, Russia! NASA lobs $6.8bn at Boeing AND SpaceX to run space station taxis

pseudonymous blowhard

Re: safety standards as high as those set for the space shuttle...

Except the shuttle wasn't supposed to be new and complex - it was supposed to make space travel routine.

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