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2013-01-17 12:11:15 AM  
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they found some Nazi's to work for them?
2013-01-16 03:43:16 PM  
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Baelz: Read the article, and found the Derp.

Western critics have expressed concern over the potential military applications of Iran's rocket program since boosters developed to reach space could also be used as long-range ballistic missiles. The Islamic republic has denied such ambitions for its space program.

Name one Country that Iran has ever attacked since they removed the Shah when it wasn't defending itself.

Ya, I thought so.

Just because they use proxies to attack other countries doesn't make them any less dangerous as they assemble the components of a nuclear arsenal.

Not to say I'm blame them.
2013-01-16 01:59:45 PM  
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dead: Which is a shame, because without a manned capability, today's NASA doesn't even rival the 1960's NASA.

1: There are unfortunately gaps between manned space programs in the US, it would be nice if it didn't happen but the political will isn't there to make a replacement ready when one program's spacecraft retires. This is not the first gap we've faced. Apollo-Soyuz was the last Apollo mission, and the last manned spaceflight mission aboard the Apollo spacecraft before Shuttle flew in 1981. July 24, 1975-Apr 11, 1981 the United States had no capability to launch humans into space. That's a little less than 6 years.

2: This time we have at least some ability to get our astronauts into space even if by paying the Russians. We didn't from July 24, 1975 to Apr 11, 1981.

3: This gap is not likely to be much longer than the last one and may even be shorter. July 21 2011 is when the last shuttle landed. Space X hopes to NOT only have the first manned Dragon in orbit by 2015, but the first manned US spacecraft since shuttle dock with that Station in 2015. I personally would not bet against them achieving that goal considering they've already got a capable and tested spacecraft that just needs to be man rated and have an escape mechanism put in place to fly live astronauts safely. Boeing is a bit more conservative in its estimate and says that their manned spacecraft will have a manned orbit sometime in 2016-2017. Thus a 4 to 6 year gap compared to a 5 plus year gap for Apollo-Shuttle. End result, all the hoopla about it being shameful that we're bumming rides from eh Russian's or that our space capability is over is emotional/senseless drivel. In 4 to 6 years, the US will have the most efficient/competitive manned space program of any nation and lead the way again. Them are just the facts.
2013-01-16 01:43:32 PM  
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1960's NASA went to the fncking MOON.
2013-01-16 01:03:18 PM  
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Which is a shame, because without a manned capability, today's NASA doesn't even rival the 1960's NASA.
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