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I vote that we start a fund here on ATS that will eventually one day put my friend crazyewok into space on a Bolshevik craft! Who knows, our America hating mate here one day could become very famous, and may even very well end up being the next Vladimir Komarov when it's all said and done, Who I view as a hero of The Russian people by the way.
If one has no patience in matters such as this, just forward to the 1:00 minute mark.
Here is more info about Valdimir's last words spoken, and that he gave his own life so that his fellow cosmonaut friend Yuri Gagarin, would not have to take the dangerous, and unpredicatble outcome flight into space himself.
Vladimir Komarov's Last Words
In my eyes, Valdimir was a great Man of the people. I think about him sometimes when pondering it all, what it must have been like to be him, during his last moments. ~$heopleNation
edit on 3-2-2014 by SheopleNation because: TypO
Ill agree never got to do what it was truly designed for. Its real purpose was to shuttle people back and forth from several space stations NASA wanted to build. So instead it just became a rocket sad really.
Please explain, with some reason, how it was "just a rocket"? Have you studied up on what that "just a rocket" accomplished for our Space program after all these decades? If you have, then present it?
Some folks are so easily influenced into supporting such slander against the United States of America. There are so many reasons why people despise us, but the result is that most likely those that we elected to represent us all, have contributed to those reasons. At the end of the day, those people do not represent us my friends. Most of them, were purchased decades ago by the internationalists.
Also, Not that we don't question NASA, cause we do, as we all do all the time here on ATS. However, One has to consider all the spin, distortion, division and lies that are spread in order to keep any kind of truth, or any kind of ambitious effort from being recognized when it's all said and done.
Somewhere, we Americans were hijacked by liars and scoundrels. Somewhere my friends, we all lost our backbone to fight against them. ~$heopleNation
edit on 3-2-2014 by SheopleNation because: TypO
Well you're the one who would rather take a trip in a Soyuz than a shuttle.
Somehow I don't buy it though wok. If it really came down to it, I think you would choose the Shuttle.
reply to post by rickymouse
Do you really think we can't do the same or better than a country that has never matched, never mind beat U.S. Technology?
There is a reason America has Classified military complexes. To ensure the US is at the forefront of technology design. Im not to worried, with the American defense sectors having an almost unlimited budget. The American military complex has a Job, to design, test, and feild new age weapons, and protect the Homeland and the US's allies across the globe. This is a Military chess game for these countries. One country develops a new weapon, gives the other country the leverage it needs, to ensure it continues to develop new age weapons to persuade the gov to design, test and develop counter attack weapons.
I'd love to know what the US has classified in its weapons arsenal. The Chinese didnt just decide to build this, to show her might, they more than likely built this tech to counter something we have already, or are in the process of developing. Its all a chess game, until the red button gets pushed. "FIRE" then its SHTF time.
China poses an increasing challenge to the US military's technological edge while budget pressures are hampering Washington's effort to stay ahead, a senior defense official warned on Tuesday.
Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's chief weapons buyer, told lawmakers that when it comes to "technological superiority, the Department of Defense is being challenged in ways that I have not seen for decades, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region."
Citing China's major investments in anti-ship missiles, stealth fighter jets, hypersonic vehicles and other hi-tech weaponry, Kendall said the United States could lose its dominant position if it failed to respond to the altered strategic landscape.
Except it didnt come apart and the shuttle did........twice.
Engineering feats, size and comfort dont alway equal safer.
China's hypersonic missile is not the threat they make it out to be. First unlike the US,Russia and India who built a hypersonic missile that can fly meters above the ocean.The Chinese achieve this through orbital reentry. They basically put a glider on an ICBM and said look a hypersonic missile. The reason for this is they cant make a guidance system allowing the missile to travel at that speed over water etc. Now the reason i say this isnt the threat they make it out to be is simple we have satellites which detect launches into orbit. Meaning by the time this thing starts reentry the entire Chinese fleet could be gone using hypersonic cruise missiles. And on reentry hitting a fixed target is one thing a moving carrier or ship quite another all i know is they better put a nuke in it Or youll see alot of them splashing down into water.
Those hypersonic missiles rely on satellites to fire at extreme long ranges. WHat happens when we use our space drone to destroy or capture them to feed them false information? You have a useless weapon at that point. What happens when you can fool the missiles as well with false IR data? What about our hypersonic drones? Point is It sounds more impressive than what it is. And the only reason we left Vietnam was Political not because of military losses really. There was a General in their army who confirmed militarily we had them.
reply to post by pheonix358
Missile launchers [Whether Hypersonic or not] are targets themselves.
Another Caveat many seem to forget.
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Yes they are. We have no idea how many they have and you yourself point out the enormousness network of tunnels.
Good luck trying to take out the tunnels unless you have the tunnel map.
The defenders always have the advantage if the know how to use it. Think Vietnam and you will get my drift.
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