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  •  Congratulations on this noble lineage. (5+ / 0-)

    The Space Shuttle was one of mankind's greatest achievements, period.

    •  Considering all the bloat in the design, getting (1+ / 0-)
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      it airborne was a great achievement. It was a hodge-podge of design ideas necessitated by the desire to convince congress that there was a military role for it. That's why it has such a large delta-wing, for cross range capability allowing it to launch and land at the same location (which would otherwise be impossible because the Earth rotates underneath the orbit track. If there had been no wings, we might not have had the Challenger disaster from side-mounting and definitely wouldn't have had the Columbia disaster.

      -We need Healthcare Reform... but i'm selfish, I Need Healthcare reform-

      by JPax on Sun May 27, 2012 at 06:57:39 PM PDT

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