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# 248082 9-Mar-2019 18:43
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The Dragon has splashed down and Americans seem excited about their return to manned space flight. Does this mean they have finally reached the point they were at 60 years ago? I am old enough to remember Mercury and John Glenn and Gemini and this all looks awfully familiar. Even the capsule looks the same with its capsule shape and parachutes and ocean splash down. It is almost as if we have gone back to the future!

 

 





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  # 2194717 9-Mar-2019 19:20
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It's a race to make it cheaper and less impacting than needing to send people to Russia every few months.

 

Oh, and a made in the USA tick.

 

It's only 1 of 2 contracts in the running to make Nasa great again

 

https://www.boeing.com/space/starliner/ 

 

The latter, being on a return-to-land model.

 

SpaceX ideas have sparked development tenfold. It's just like the race to the moon all over. But with new technology advances. (And hopefully less safety failure concerns)


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  # 2194847 10-Mar-2019 00:28
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Yay - America has been made great again!

I too am old enough to well remember the entire space race - but I still found this NASA-SpaceX stuff exciting all over again in the past few days.

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