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Posted by: traveler - Mon Aug 02, 2004 4:45 am
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Post John Kerry's XPRIZE attempt   Posted on: Mon Aug 02, 2004 4:45 am
:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: He should have stuck to the Dukakis "Tank" photo op.
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Post    Posted on: Mon Aug 02, 2004 3:31 pm
Three cheers for one-way trips! 8)

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Post    Posted on: Mon Aug 02, 2004 11:16 pm
Maybe it'll start a trend and all the politicians can be shot out into space. :twisted:


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Post    Posted on: Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:21 am
Politics... i'll stick with numbers, they make sooo much more sense.

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Post    Posted on: Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:35 am
This whole episode would be funny if it weren't for the fact that everyone was well-intentioned... Kerry wanted a tour of the shuttle, NASA wanted to keep the orbiter clean, and the NASA photographers were just doing their routine.


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Post    Posted on: Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:47 am
yup, everyone was well intentioned... but of course that everyone does not include the media who got their hands on the photos afterwards... so this is what happens. i do feel bad for the guy though. i know that if i had the chance to get a tour of the shuttle, i would definitely have jumped into that suit as well!

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Post    Posted on: Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:08 am
The Legionnaire wrote:
This whole episode would be funny if it weren't for the fact that everyone was well-intentioned... Kerry wanted a tour of the shuttle, NASA wanted to keep the orbiter clean, and the NASA photographers were just doing their routine.


You know, I'd like a tour of a shuttle as well, preferably all of them, in a museum, in 6 months. I'll even volunteer to sawz-all some tourist access ports through all of them to hurry up the process, just like the 2nd skylab station in the Smithsonian.


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Post    Posted on: Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:40 am
TJ wrote:
You know, I'd like a tour of a shuttle as well, preferably all of them, in a museum, in 6 months.


If you wait until October, the Enterprise will be opened for viewing at the new Air and Space Museum annex, along with some Mercury and Gemini capsules. Maybe SS1 will join them in a decade.


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Post    Posted on: Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:48 am
I've been in Pathfinder I believe, but I just don't want to see another dime spent on the Shuttles. I really think it's well past time they were retired and I'm sure there'd be plenty of volunteers to convert the remaining shuttles into museum displays.

Although walking through the Enterprise would be nice.


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Post    Posted on: Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:56 am
There would definitely be plenty of volunteers. Just about everyone in this forum would jump at the chance to:

1) See the shuttles retired

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2) Be part of a program that will eventually help the population get a glimpse of what it was like in the shuttles and maybe motivate them about space a little more.

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Post    Posted on: Tue Aug 03, 2004 5:00 pm
eraurocktchick87 wrote:
There would definitely be plenty of volunteers. Just about everyone in this forum would jump at the chance to:

1) See the shuttles retired

and

2) Be part of a program that will eventually help the population get a glimpse of what it was like in the shuttles and maybe motivate them about space a little more.


You forgot

3) Show NASA how it damned well oughta be done: an aerospike-based SSTO RLV that can transport cargo and passengers to an orbital station relatively cheaply and make a profit doing it. I'm thinking along the lines of the X-33, I believe it was: the ugly wedge-shaped vehicle.

Except better, of course. 8)

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Post    Posted on: Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:16 pm
oh yes, how could I forget that one?

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