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Topic: Launch All Good!!!
Replies: 4   Last Post: May 30, 2020 8:05 PM by: Neal in NC®
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Launch All Good!!!

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Posted: May 30, 2020 3:32 PM
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Good to get away from stuff for a bit. Thanks NASA!

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and SPACEX

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Posted: May 30, 2020 3:46 PM
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It’s amazing the advances in technology now compared to what I watched years ago. Still can’t believe they can land a rocket back on a ship floating in the middle of the ocean. That was stressful but awesome!

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The Apollo command modules were a maze of innumerable

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Posted: May 30, 2020 6:40 PM
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switches and gauges, like two 747 cockpits crammed into one little space. Today, nothing, just three screens.

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Just watched a segment on CBS news

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Posted: May 30, 2020 6:56 PM
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about the Soyuz spacecraft we were paying the Russians for our astronauts to fly in. They look like our tech from back then, and apparently we were paying them $83 million for that. I guess that’s some more of that Russian collusion by putting our space program back in America again.

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Soyuz Rocket has been very reliable

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Posted: May 30, 2020 8:05 PM
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The US government has been contracting with the russian space agency since the fall of the soviet union. We want to keep their rocket scientist busy building rockets for space exploration instead of missles. We wanted to keep them paid for rockets instead of others paying them for missiles.

ULA still uses russian engines on their Atlas rocket. Congress finally gave them a deadline. Their new rocket, Vulcan Centaur will use a Blue Origin BE-4 instead of the Russian RD-180 for the first stage. The centaur 2nd stage uses Rocektdyne RL10s just like atles and both use albeit different Northrup Grumman solid rocket boosters.

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