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by Aesma
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 84
Views: 2166

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

At least people have stopped trying to associate these actions with a coup, though I did see one pundit on the right continuing to use ‘junta’ yesterday on Twitter. It’s like these people have never seen news from overseas before - or opened a dictionary. Also, the military taking over is usually s...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Except the contract was won 5 years ago ! There are hundreds of Australians (with families) working on it in France, plenty of French people in Australia too.

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 81
Views: 2322

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

The French have no right to be. French support to previous Australian defense programs was abysmal; multiple Australian governments had publicly cajoled the French into action, but its taken decades and millions of dollars for mature helo programs like Tiger to get to FOC, and there were plenty of ...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 81
Views: 2322

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Tugger wrote:
I am curious to see how the France ruckus will pan out. I suspect there was more to it than just what is being presented. Ultimately of course this was Australia's choice and decision.

Tugg


Another nail in NATO's coffin is my prediction.

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 84
Views: 2166

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

I think this thread is going to be locked soon. My last comment: I think that many here are blinded by their hatred for Trump and THEREFORE condone the action of Milley. Had Milley done his deed last week under Biden, I bet that we would have had a completely different discussion. It's not hatred. ...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6428

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

At the end of the day the moderate democrats still supported Newsom. If they stepped up and supported Faulconer who fits the bill for the fair taxation and the other things you listed above. Elder never would have that type of lead. It's clear even the moderate republicans or democrats are not want...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Italian seaplane airline EOS to be launched
Replies: 21
Views: 3816

Re: New Italian seaplane airline EOS to be launched

End Of Sale is also common.

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6428

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

You're fortunate many in the GOP (and not just the voters) aren't that smart or they would control all branches of government and most states indefinitely.

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Italian seaplane airline EOS to be launched
Replies: 21
Views: 3816

Re: New Italian seaplane airline EOS to be launched

To me the simple fact they mention "450 islands" means this isn't a serious project. How many of these islands are inhabited ? I'm sure some of them are even protected and you aren't allowed to step a foot on them.

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 312
Views: 13162

Re: Texas abortion law

Let's be pragmatic shall we ?

There are too many people on this planet, not too few. It makes no sense at all to bring more people into the world if they're not desired.

Of course no religion can advocate that, without disappearing as a consequence. Too bad.

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6428

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

https://twitter.com/ronfilipkowski/stat ... 58083?s=21


Their are nut cases that back Newsom. What's you Point???


Are the nutcases invited to speak at his rallies, too ?
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DIRECTFLT wrote:
Aaron747 wrote:
There are some absolute nutcases backing Elder. Who let the dogs out on this evangelical?

https://twitter.com/ronfilipkowski/stat ... 58083?s=21


Their are nut cases that back Newsom. What's you Point???


Are the nutcases invited to speak at his rallies, too ?

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3046

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

How are they unsustainable? The planet is 75%+ water surface. We use Energy in all aspects of our daily lives, and Energy sources are renewable. We train great minds for solutions, and this is a problem that has solutions that are sustainable. The proof is in the pudding. Currently US farmers are n...

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 542
Views: 36944

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Well at Monza a few grid spots made a lot of difference, with the Merc having a lot of trouble passing the Macca.

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 542
Views: 36944

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I'm not exactly sure what they mean about the late maneuver but it could be that Hamilton was comfortably in front and wouldn't have expected VER to be where he was due to the late attack.

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 542
Views: 36944

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

What they mean by racing room is "allowing the other to overtake because he's side by side or in front". Otherwise there is a racing line and the car in front is entitled to it. There is room for interpretation depending on the corner, but in chicanes, not really, because they're narrow, t...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 542
Views: 36944

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I think it was the kerb rather than either of the drivers what caused this. Watching the replays, you can see Max try to get the car to move over to his left and avoid Lewis then as soon as he hits the kerb it pushes him into and eventually over Lewis. Should he have backed off and avoided going of...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 542
Views: 36944

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Verstappen complains about not being given space but he never gives space. Hamilton is taking this into account and will never again give him space.

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 12, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 3710

Re: CRAIC CR929 Development and Testing Thread

Being on a competitor aircraft is not an issue for engine manufacturers, on the contrary, that way whatever happens they get a piece of the pie. However since the avowed goal of China and Russia is to produce their own state of the art engine for this plane, helping them have a successful frame migh...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 12, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities
Replies: 41
Views: 10486

Re: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities

Disputing the "runway excursion" description is one thing, but at least it's the correct description for a type of aircraft incident/accident, whereas "crash" is as ambiguous as it gets.

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 3710

Re: CRAIC CR929 Development and Testing Thread

I know the US didn't stop GE from selling engines for the C919, but are we sure the same would apply here ? Russia is involved after all. And Biden isn't being very friendly with China either.

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3046

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Just so we're clear, "water rights" means that farmers don't pay anything for water, right ? Or is there maybe an infrastructure fee (for the dams etc.) ?

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My business partner is buying me out and I'm lost
Replies: 8
Views: 1256

Re: My business partner is buying me out and I'm lost

Yeah why aren't you the one buying him out ? You don't want to do it alone ?

Doing what you need to escape bad relationships is a good thing is all I can say.

Also, would you sign something along the lines that you will not start another similar company ?

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A legend is gone for ever; Jean-Paul Belmondo.
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: A legend is gone for ever; Jean-Paul Belmondo.

I had made a reply with nice pictures of him, all aviation related to boot, but I see it has been deleted.

The national homage yesterday at the Invalides was great, with Ennio Morricone's music played by the military band.

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 312
Views: 13162

Re: Texas abortion law

So again, flipping the page and getting back to bodily autonomy, which is both a moral and legal concern: if someone is the only match for organ donation, should the state be able to force them to give up a part of their body because they are the only one who can save a life? No reasonable person w...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 312
Views: 13162

Re: Texas abortion law

These are just some moral arguments, I am not getting into religious or legal arguments. Do these moral people having moral arguments actually care about anybody but themselves, though ? Do they support laws that help people ? Do they oppose foreign wars that kill millions of people ? Do they care ...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 312
Views: 13162

Re: Texas abortion law

I guess I am wondering if people here that are against abortion would be in favor of having free birth control available to "of age" women here in the USA. It would certainly help with the issue and, as I understand it, the only reason why one wouldn't want that would be religious which h...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 312
Views: 13162

Re: Texas abortion law

I think it is disingenuous to say the right wants to control a women's right to control their body. The vast majority (not the fringe minority) consider the fetus to be a life, so its not about the women's right to choose, rather protecting an unborn life. Do you show the same concern for other liv...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205489

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

About eliminating the virus, I know it is considered impossible now, but why exactly ? Is there a study in a 90% vaccinated population or something like that showing the virus stays in one person then another etc. ? What about herd immunity, that first idea that everyone will get the virus then be d...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 312
Views: 13162

Re: Texas abortion law

Imagine the day some billionaire starts "Choice Air", giving free tickets on the airline to any woman seeking an abortion, from a restrictive state to a blue state, return (or not return, if she wants to take the opportunity to also leave the backwards place...).

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 312
Views: 13162

Re: Texas abortion law

The issue with Abortion is many people on both the left and the right believe, as I do, that because Abortion takes the life of an unborn child, it always results in the death of a human being and that Unborn child should have the right to life. Many would argue its not a person until birth. I disa...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 312
Views: 13162

Re: Texas abortion law

Planned parenthood, as the name suggests, helps having planned children. Educating girls and boys, yes, about contraception, something often badly done by parents or schools. Ideally there should never be an unplanned pregnancy to abort, yet here we are. What is the GOP doing about unplanned pregnan...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3046

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Stop subsidizing corn for a start.

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3046

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Yes, that's done in India. Water needs to be released by dams anyway otherwise you kill everything in the rivers. What would be helpful (but difficult) would be to divert water from the north to Cali. Alternatively, reduce agriculture in Cali and develop it more in the north. That's climate change f...

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6428

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

The GDP of California is $2.72 trillion, highest in the nation, same as my country, France, but with 30 million less people to get there. Horrible economy indeed.

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 312
Views: 13162

Re: Texas abortion law

Women are now host bodies...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6428

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Harris was a senator from California as well as being the Secretary Of State for California. She is known around the state. IIRC, she is well liked in California still. This is a yuge nothingburger the right wants to blow out of proportion. As they do with anything they can. I think it will be a ve...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 542
Views: 36944

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Too bad they're not in the same car. We know Lewis is very good in quali, and Verstappen is good too, so did 38/1000th of a second between them come from the car or from the drivers ? Looking at the race you could think the Mercedes is significantly slower, but that would mean Lewis is better...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18027

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

A violin can be worth 10 million dollars. If this rule would not be in place there would be absolutely no possibility for orchestras to travel in any way because putting 10 million dollar item into cargo hold is clearly out of the question as is sending it with UPS or FEDEX. It will get stolen. The...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military coup is now ongoing in Guinea, Africa
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: Military coup is now ongoing in Guinea, Africa

Former French legionnaire, oh boy !

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Skyscraper Fire in Milan
Replies: 15
Views: 1103

Re: Skyscraper Fire in Milan

There was polystyrene in it so I guess it was insulation not just an aesthetic cladding.

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 312
Views: 13162

Re: Texas abortion law

Not everyone commenting here is even a US citizen, ever heard of empathy ? You're not a woman I gather, why are you commenting on the subject ?

Also this strategy will be followed in every state if it's allowed, just like voting suppression laws have been proposed or passed en masse recently.

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 51941

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

the accident pilot had about 130 hours on type, and had been an instructor for 50 hours. So only 80 hours to become an instructor. Crazy, but if you wait for enough instructors to get "sufficient" F-35 flying time, then you'll need to buy a lot more F-15EX because you will not have suffic...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?
Replies: 47
Views: 4257

Re: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?

Maybe the next station should be the mid point between the earth and the moon? Or would the orbital mechanics make that station moot? bt The further away from LEO you go the more space radiation you would get, so this would not be the healthiest option. I see a module of the Lunar gateway (the Euro...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography
Replies: 41
Views: 2116

Re: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography

Except this is a lot of global publicity, might lead to new sales of the album. So maybe they don't mind if it stays in the limelight.

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42099

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Kabul fell just like Paris did in 1940. Once you think you've lost and your leaders think so too, then it's over. The Russians and German's didn't follow this philosophy. Even the South Vietnamese Army fought like hell until the end. Around 60,000 French soldiers were killed between May and June. T...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18027

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

I find it funny there is a FAR about that.

I once travelled with a large glass lamp someone had gifted me who doesn't really fly and didn't think of the hassle it would be, and I was on a CRJ (Britair)... Fortunately the F/A nicely put it into a closet at the front of the aircraft.

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nepotism - Good or Bad?
Replies: 23
Views: 1128

Re: Nepotism - Good or Bad?

I work for a very large multinational company still mostly in the hands of the family that created it. The CEO/chairman is a son of the founder, and will soon be replaced by a son or nephew. In that particular case I think it has worked quite well so far. Maybe not for the investors, maybe some move...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 51941

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

I was watching another youtube video, about an F35 crash in Florida. The report mentioned something that surprised the youtuber, a former French Navy pilot (on Super Etendard and Rafale M) : the accident pilot had about 130 hours on type, and had been an instructor for 50 hours. So only 80 hours to ...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 542
Views: 36944

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Stroll was a Euro F3 champion, like Esteban Ocon, Lando Norris and Mick Schumacher. However these 3 had to go on to win/be competitive in another championship before getting an F1 seat. Pay drivers of the past were gentlemen drivers who got a seat in slow cars, often not even qualifying for the race...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?
Replies: 47
Views: 4257

Re: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?

Actually it's money being spent to study how it could be done. I would think NASA (and SpaceX, and Blue Origin) are also doing this (or have already done it).

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