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Originally posted by UofCinLA
Latest news is not good - they lost signal and can't find it....
Originally posted by looking4truth
This is really cool, first of all because Bill Nye the science guy helped build it, and second because you will be able to see it from earth with the naked eye.
Russia's space agency said with "some definitiveness" that Cosmos 1's booster rocket failed 83 seconds after its launch from a Russian nuclear submarine in the Barents Sea on Tuesday.
"We have no regrets over what happened," said Bruce Murray, a former director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory who founded the group with Friedman and late astronomer Carl Sagan.
We've learned a lot and I think we've shown what can be possible and what might be able to be done."
Originally posted by The Block
If you "knew" it wouldnt work why didnt you contact them and warn them
I think the late Carl Sagan would have a chuckle at this. Hed probably say " The rocket forgot it was programed to go into space and not into the USA" or something like that.
and Im telling you again they wouldnt let such a revolutionary project carried on by someone other than themselves, who? well isnt it obvious. now wait for a few months for the sail which belongs to NASA write history. as in beagle.
and how many ICBMs to date ever failed 2 minutes after launch without any apparent reason. russians just tested an ICBM which hit the target with deadly accuracy. overall this is really a circus. and Im sorry for the guys in Planetary Society. yeah government has to do it first before any public society I know... they got to own.
Past attempts to unfold similar devices in space have failed.
In 1999, Russia launched a similar experiment with a sun-reflecting device from its Mir space station, but the deployment mechanism jammed and the device burned up in the atmosphere. Russia tried again in 2001, but the device failed to separate from the booster and burned in the atmosphere.
and I remember reading that Putin and Bush were shaking hands related to space programs they will work on together. so I can say that USA and Russia is in pact both space related and arms-dealing related.
Huh? Nasa isn't launching a solar sail. and what about beagle?
it happens. You think the russian blew up the rocket on purpose? you are really paranoid. The government doesn't do everything first.
Arms Dealing? What the hell are you talking about, you make it sound as if the US and Russia are good budies trying to conquer the world together. The US has a lot of distrust towards Russia, and as space goes they have a very different path ahead of them then the US. Putin used to be KGB...and no ones for sure whether they will start to learn more to the democratic side, or the communist side.
I remember USA and Russia are developing next stage nuclear weapons, where USA is aiding them in the developement