Space X-Launches Astronauts into Space


Avro52
#31
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

$400 0f that is kickbacks to get the contract. The rest just barely covers the cost of making the product and dealing with the paperwork.

I was joking around.

The $500 screwdriver is a myth.
 
Walter
#32
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

It is certainly time that space travel expands beyond the realm of government owned ships.

That's what SpaceX and others are aiming to do.
 
Gilgamesh
+1
#33
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Wow, what a huge leap forward into 1965!

Wow! What a stupid post. Using your 'logic' the next 747 taking off from Pearson is a great leap back to Orville & Wilbur in 1905.
 
Blackleaf
#34
The Brit Percy Pilcher invented the aeroplane.
 
DaSleeper
#35
Naaah! he died trying!
 
Blackleaf
#36
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Naaah! he died trying!

Percy achieved powered flight in 1897, 6 years before the Wright Brothers.

Here's a video of it:

https://youtu.be/n9nwSCKq_Do
Last edited by Blackleaf; 4 weeks ago at 04:11 PM..
 
Blackleaf
#37
No. I'm making an edit.

That video was of him flying the Hawk glider in 1897.

In 1899 he was planning a flight with a motor-driven hang glider, but died in the crash of another glider before he could make the attempt.

Had he not died in that accident, the chances are he would have beaten the Wright Brothers to it.
 
Avro52
+1
#38
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

No. I'm making an edit.
That video was of him flying the Hawk glider in 1897.
In 1899 he was planning a flight with a motor-driven hang glider, but died in the crash of another glider before he could make the attempt.
Had he not died in that accident, the chances are he would have beaten the Wright Brothers to it.

Didnít.

How is the UK space program going?

Lol!
 
Blackleaf
#39
Quote: Originally Posted by Avro52 View Post

Didnít.
How is the UK space program going?
Lol!

It's going quite well.
 
taxslave
#40
Quote: Originally Posted by Avro52 View Post

Didnít.
How is the UK space program going?
Lol!

About the same as ours.
 
Wise
#41
Good luck, astronauts. I am looking forward to new space discoveries.
 

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