reply to post by SLAYER69
Well, having lived in Florida the majority of my life, Shuttle launches do not make me excited.
Must be like having too much of a good thing, it makes it meaningless, when it happens over and over.
Same goes for the beach.
I was 12 and watched Columbia blow up on a black and white television during school.
The Space Shuttle program has always been expensive as Hell no matter which country we're talking about.
$30 billion or more when we're not leaving Earth orbit to explore further out to me is a huge waste.
I realize that going into outerspace is a big deal and an even bigger deal to citizens.
I just hate seeing mismanagement of funds, malfeasance, and something being used like a political weapon.
Personally, when Russia collapsed,after the Cold War due to a C.I.A. Analyst figuring out how to beat "The Great Russian Bear"
outspending them through the Nuclear Arms Race, among many other venues, I just stopped caring about the Russian and American point/counterpoint of
Not to mention through many books I figured out the bankers manipulated the Tsars out of power.
To create an ignorant bureaucracy just to give the United States a worthy enemy.
With the end goal to eventually beat them just through toppling the "enemy".
Great thread, SLAYER69, but I see the money wasted, more than Space Programs being utilized properly.
Not to mention people like Richard Branson planning vacations in space.
Which can be transitioned from vacations to evacuations in space and only for the trillionaire.
Quote from : Wikipedia : Mojave Air and Space Port
The Mojave Air and Space Port (IATA: MHV, ICAO: KMHV), also known as the Civilian Aerospace Test Center, is located in
Mojave, California, at an elevation of 2,791 feet (851 m).
It is the first facility to be licensed in the United States for horizontal launches of reusable spacecraft, being certified as a spaceport by the
Federal Aviation Administration on June 17, 2004.
Bolded and underlined by SKL
Interesting is it not, that the Mojave Air and Space Port
, has a designation under the United Nations?
Which leads to this information.
Quote from : Wiipedia : International Air Transport
Association airport code
An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier, is a three-letter code designating
many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The characters prominently displayed on baggage tags attached at airport check-in desks are an example of a way these codes are used.
The assignment of these codes is governed by IATA Resolution 763, and it is administered by IATA headquarters in Montreal.
The codes are published biannually in the IATA Airline Coding Directory.
Most countries use ICAO codes, not IATA codes, in their official aeronautical publications.
IATA also provides codes for railway stations and for airport handling entities.
A list of airports sorted by IATA code is available. A list of railway stations codeshared in agreements between airlines and rail lines such as
Amtrak, SNCF French Rail, Deutsche Bahn is available.
There is also a separate List of Amtrak station codes, three-character codes used by Amtrak for its railway stations in the United States and
Which leads to this information and the I.C.A.O.
This goes into the purview of zorgon's thread on Navy Spacy Command.
Quote from : Wikipedia : International Civil Aviation
Organization airport code
The ICAO (pronounced /ˌaɪˌkeɪˈoʊ/, as if "I-K-O") airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport
around the world.
These codes are defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization, and published in ICAO Document 7910: Location Indicators.
The ICAO codes are used by air traffic control and airline operations such as flight planning.
They are not the same as the IATA codes encountered by the general public, which are used for airline timetables, reservations, and baggage handling.
For example, travellers who use London's Heathrow Airport will most likely be familiar with its IATA code: LHR.
They are less likely, however, to be familiar with the ICAO code: EGLL.
ICAO codes are also used to identify other locations such as weather stations, International Flight Service Stations or Area Control Centers, whether
or not they are located at airports.
It is my firm belief we have a game called the Shell Game going on hidden in plain sight.
Between America, China, and Russia, there is a lot more in depth information.
If you're paying close attention to the details.
And you use an investigative mind to dig deeply.
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