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# 31
07-10-2011, 10:14 AM
By the way, in part 1 skip past that noob we call a politician
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# 32
07-10-2011, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Archanubis
Godspeed to you, Atlantis.



She's at least 26 years old, at least according to her Wikipedia article. That's a pretty good run for a spacecraft. We've got bombers and warships that have been in service for longer than that.

Bombers and warships don't have to worry about exploding on reentry to the atmosphere.
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# 33
07-10-2011, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by SpaceFork
Bombers and warships don't have to worry about exploding on reentry to the atmosphere.
No, they just have to worry about exploding ordinance. Or, in the case of aircraft, the engines failing...
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# 34
07-10-2011, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Archanubis
No, they just have to worry about exploding ordinance. Or, in the case of aircraft, the engines failing...
Well last year's orbital bomber test worked out pretty good.
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# 35
07-11-2011, 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Archanubis
No, they just have to worry about exploding ordinance. Or, in the case of aircraft, the engines failing...
unless that includes Daisy cutters and nukes being detonated against them, they arent dealing with forces a space craft needs to endure.

If you want to make a relevant association you could bring up the Soyuz design, which is a Russian space capsule design still in service today and has been since the 1960s
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# 36
07-11-2011, 11:57 AM
I'm still wondering how the Soviets came up with the Soyuz design, considering the mess that was the N1 rocket was developed at around the same time.
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# 37
07-11-2011, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by CAPTWinters
I'm still wondering how the Soviets came up with the Soyuz design, considering the mess that was the N1 rocket was developed at around the same time.
Everyone's entitled to their failures. Even the Russians.
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# 38
07-11-2011, 12:14 PM
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Everyone's entitled to their failures. Even the Russians.
True, but the N1 wasn't just a failure, it was nearly cataclysmic to their wn space program, considering the loss of one of their N1/5L rocket was so spectacular it showed up on US Missile Early Warning satellites, when 29 of it's 30 engines failed on liftoff (before it even cleared the tower)
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# 39
07-15-2011, 03:34 AM
There is always my idea...

Honoring the Last Shuttle Flight.
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