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  •  Nice Diary (2+ / 0-)
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    BOHICA, Troubadour

    The space stuff is fascinating. I am surprised the Spaceport in New Mexico is not mentioned.

    This new version of dkos sucks.

    by PlanetTreasures on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 05:10:07 AM PDT

    •  I've lost confidence in Virgin Galactic (0+ / 0-)

      and the Spaceport isn't nearly as significant without them.  They dug themselves a hole building the aircraft before they had a working rocket engine and clinging to the idea of a nitrous hybrid, and now their testing regimen has pretty much ground to a halt while their engine contractor plods ahead trying to make it viable.  I don't believe the path they're on right now leads to operational flights, and I also don't believe they're going to acknowledge that for several more years of fruitless testing.  

      Technology is a compromise: You can use whatever tool you choose, but be assured it will use you back.

      by Troubadour on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 06:58:27 AM PDT

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