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Old 12-23-2011, 08:08 PM
 
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That makes 5 this year, must be an all-time record...

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A Soyuz-2 rocket carrying a military communications satellite failed to reach orbit after blastoff from the Plesetsk space center in northern Russia. The botched launch is again due to an upper-stage engine problem.
Russia Botches Another Rocket Launch : Discovery News
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:01 PM
 
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Wait until one blows up with a couple of our astronauts on board hitching a ride....
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:36 AM
 
Location: South of Maine
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Wait until one blows up with a couple of our astronauts on board hitching a ride....
Hitch-hiking has always been dangerous!
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:25 AM
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Wait until one blows up with a couple of our astronauts on board hitching a ride....
Since the United States no longer has a manned space program it is hard to call them astronauts. They are just paid passengers on the Russian bus.

So there you are stranded by the road and a driver picks you up and you end up dissing his car!!!!
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:40 PM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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I sincerely hope this causes those morons in Congress to boost funding to NASA to develop the next LEO vehicle to the ISS. Or at least give enough funding to NASA to subcontract it out.
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:45 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I sincerely hope this causes those morons in Congress to boost funding to NASA to develop the next LEO vehicle to the ISS. Or at least give enough funding to NASA to subcontract it out.

Don't forget the moron in the White House.
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:02 PM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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Don't forget the moron in the White House.
The funding needs to get to the President's desk via Congress first ...
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:11 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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The funding needs to get to the President's desk via Congress first ...

The President submits the budget and department funding requests to Congress.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:14 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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The President submits the budget and department funding requests to Congress.
The current presidents NASA budgets are always higher than what the Congress actually ends up funding.
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:42 PM
 
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Don't forget the moron in the White House.
Oh, please. Constellation - in particular Ares-1 - needed canceling. It had degraded into an absolute parody of pork-barrel spending, cost overruns and delays. NASA doesn't exist to keep Morton-Thiokol's solid-fuel division afloat.
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