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    Well, as you all probably have heared, the Space Shuttle broke up this morning on its landing approach into Texas.

    Now normally as i usually demonstrate a complete lack of care for other human lives, and i do, i wouldnt be posting this. However, i also know that there hasnt been anything more honorable than the Space Program in the US we have had over the past decade. You know what i mean, Republicans and religious conservatives crapping all over it because it's a waste of tax dollars. Well, screw you Mr. Asshole, i think they are doing fine. I just woke up and heard so im not gunna make much sense, but i think you all get the point.

    Let us hope that they shall continue on this scientific endevour unabated in the future.

    LazerMane (Sleepy)
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    Columbia was a really old ship. It's sad that there's a lot of money for political propaganda and no money to save lives.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by LazerMane
      Let us hope that they shall continue on this scientific endevour unabated in the future.
      Yes

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      • #4
        It's very sad. I absolutely hope the US space program continues and is expanded, along with those in other countries.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mr.K.
          Columbia was a really old ship. It's sad that there's a lot of money for political propaganda and no money to save lives.
          Well, a spaceship is built for handling 100 trips to space and back. This ship has been on 25 trips or so, so I doubt this has happened cause of the spaceship being old. And remember, the newest technology is always being used, and the ship is always inspected very closely before a new trip. But, the experts may have missed something, something that was fatal.

          Sadly, 7 humans lost their lives.

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          • #6
            So they didn't make it... thought so, but I heard the were looking for survivors.

            Well, if you see any stuff, HANDS OFF! Unless you've got long fingers.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LegalAssassin
              Well, if you see any stuff, HANDS OFF! Unless you've got long fingers.
              Or you live outside the US.



              Btw, I doubt they will find any survivers. If you survive the heat and the lack of oxygen, you still can't survive the fall.

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              • #8
                I've actually seen some debree around the area, and one of my friends who lives further north said some landed on his property. It's mostly north of where I live though...

                Very sad day... :cry:

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                • #9
                  Perhaps it's time for all of the countries trying to send people in space to fully cooperate and exchange their technologies... what gave France a significant advantage on the satellites market (like our rocket refuelling methods) could have saved their lifes and boosted the space research. Space belongs to the humanity.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Stakhanov
                    Perhaps it's time for all of the countries trying to send people in space to fully cooperate and exchange their technologies...
                    You are right.

                    But who pays more for the spaceprogram than the US does? I doubt they want to 'share' these founds.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Biohazard
                      I've actually seen some debree around the area, and one of my friends who lives further north said some landed on his property. It's mostly north of where I live though...
                      NASA has issued a warning that anyone finding what they think may be debris from the Columbia should NOT touch it, and contact teh government immediately. Debris may have toxic chemicals on it, and in any event, is considered property of the US government. NASA intends to prosecute anyone found in possession af any debris to the fullest extent of the law.

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                      • #12
                        What's NASA's slogan again?... "Faster, Cheaper, Better." or "Faster, Cheaper, Leaner." or is it "Cheaper, Leaner,...ack!!"
                        Geez, I can't remember that phrase they used that got them into trouble after Challenger...

                        I was just watching CNN and someone said there was no recording box device in space shuttles...like there are on aircraft. That seems really odd somehow. Billions spent on the damn thing and they can't... ah well, there's just no point is there?. I'm kindof relieved actually; for a moment at least, these damn politicians have stopped their war posturing... briefly anyway.
                        ...and all is silent, save the voice of the clock...

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                        • #13
                          From what I've seen on the news there is a black-box like device, but there are periods where it is unable to record data during the stresses of reentry, hence it may or may not be useful.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mr.K.
                            Columbia was a really old ship. It's sad that there's a lot of money for political propaganda and no money to save lives.
                            Old, yes, but that doesn't mean anything. The fact is, Columbia worked quite well for a very long period of time, and it's not like they never upgraded it. You also really should realize that building a new ship from scratch doesn't necessarily mean that it will be safer. There are just so many factors that go into building a space shuttle -- more than any other human endeavor -- that it's impossible to be completely certain that it will work every time.

                            I'm not saying that it's not a terrible tragedy. I'm just saying that this sort of thing just has to happen now and then. We're only human, after all, and humans make mistakes.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Stakhanov
                              Perhaps it's time for all of the countries trying to send people in space to fully cooperate and exchange their technologies... what gave France a significant advantage on the satellites market (like our rocket refuelling methods) could have saved their lifes and boosted the space research. Space belongs to the humanity.
                              Naah, bullcrap. Space belongs to those who have the money to live there. Space belongs to the US, who you can bet your ass already have spacefaring warhead pumped satellites already. Space belongs to the US of A, those who feel they should share information, just only in their direction.

                              Plus we have to add to the fact that roughly ALL Republican politicians believe in the fact that information should be hoarded and be PROFITED off of.

                              Man, i hate this country

                              LM
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