posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 01:08 PM
reply to post by Koffee
Thanks Koffee, if you have time, read the full Russia Today article. At the bottom it spells out the scope of China's space program.
US will not return to sending man into space anytime soon. The old story of potential vs reality.
Little Timmy tells his dad he has an important homework assignment, he as to explain to his teacher what is the difference between potential and
reality. Dad tells his son, go ask your mom if she would sleep with Robert Redford for a million dollars. Then go ask your sister if she would sleep
with Brad Pitt for a million dollars, and then tell me what you find out. Timmy asks Mom, she blushes and says for Robert Redford, yes she would.
Timmy asks Sis, she blushes, and says yes she would. So Timmy tells his Dad, he has it figured out. Potentially they are millionaires, but in Reality
they are living with a couple of whores.
Around 1990, the US started on a dream fighter that would replace the F16, F18, F15, A10 and the Harrier. It would be stealthy, and most of all be
affordable. "Concurrency" would save vast amounts of money and eliminate the need for testing of the aircraft prior to production. It would be the
last manned fighter for the US, be good for 50 years. Potential vs Reality.
We have a lot of talk about space but no action. Great plans, but plans are cheap.
I too don't believe the Oligarchs are stupid enough to start a war with China, but I also never thought there would be an Iraq, an Afghanistan and
possibly an Iran.