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This is a discussion on Space Shuttle within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally posted by adrianxw Train crash in front of a TV camera would make the major news bulletins around the ...

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    Originally posted by adrianxw
    Train crash in front of a TV camera would make the major news bulletins around the world, wherever it had happened, because they have pictures.
    i agree, to some extent, space shuttles dont crash every day though, NOT to downplay a train wreck
    guns dont kill people, abortion clinics kill people.

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    Unfortunately, from the news producers point of view, a "good" train crash with good pictures, and a shuttle accident would constitute a good day.

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    I obviously didn't read this whole thread, i just wish to state my condolences to the family's of those who died. They died living a dream, and god bless them.

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    Originally posted by Travis Dane
    How about we change that to.....50 years? Science and
    technology reached just about it's peak in terms of speed.
    And we keep learning more and more, faster and faster.
    I'm pretty certain i'l be on mars in 50 years.
    that's what they said in the 50's, i suppose they are all living on mars RIGHT now!
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    I thought I should inject some insensitivity here ->

    "... we shall pay any price, bear any burden.."
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    Originally posted by OneStiffRod
    I thought I should inject some insensitivity here ->

    "... we shall pay any price, bear any burden.."
    by John F. Kennedy US PRESIDENT

    Just a setback but that's what makes an american an american we get up, dust ourselves off and continue undounted.
    I disagree. No american tradgety has ever let us walk away undounted, and this is good. To be undounted by this would be to go on without caring for those who have fallen.

    What makes us american is that we always come back to a stronger glory, but only because we ARE effected by these events. I don't think any american should forget that stab that we all (i hope) felt as we saw our fellow men and women, even those from another country, explode ine skies above america, and i hope that every american, despite age, race, or belief, can join our leaders in the mourning of those who have fallen, living their dream so that we may hope to see a better future.

    God bless you, all seven of you.

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    Originally posted by Commander
    that's what they said in the 50's, i suppose they are all living on mars RIGHT now!
    Well I din't said it in the 50's but NOW

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    So, am I the only person in the world capable of keeping a level head in so called "tragedies". So a 20 year old piece of machinery breaks down and kills some people, it was bound to happen. Machines fail eventually, no amount of maintenance can prevent that. The only thing that can be done is to try to have them fail in a controlled manner. It just wasn't the case this time. Big deal.
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    Originally posted by deathstryke
    So, am I the only person in the world capable of keeping a level head in so called "tragedies". So a 20 year old piece of machinery breaks down and kills some people, it was bound to happen. Machines fail eventually, no amount of maintenance can prevent that. The only thing that can be done is to try to have them fail in a controlled manner. It just wasn't the case this time. Big deal.

    aside from why it happend, it is still a tragedy, that is not put out of question simply because of the reason.

    Your relative gets shot in a drug war walking down the road, we know why, still sad.

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    Your relative gets shot in a drug war walking down the road, we know why, still sad.
    Not really. It would probably be some much needed chlorine for the old gene pool. I can't stand my relatives. Or many other people for that matter.
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    Originally posted by deathstryke
    Not really. It would probably be some much needed chlorine for the old gene pool. I can't stand my relatives. Or many other people for that matter.
    Thats sad man, really sad.

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    Well my view is that it is very tragic, although no more tragic than any other. Of course there are obvious risks when travelling through the atmosphere at mach 20, and as with all professions, there are risks that some are willing to take, and that is their choice. What is really sad is that it is probably due more to negligence for not replacing Columbia sooner than for any other reason I think. Why must they reenter so fast, anyway? Takes too much gas to fight gravity, I suppose?
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    >>> Takes too much gas to fight gravity, I suppose?

    Watch the launch, you can see how much energy it takes to get them up there, and up to orbital speed. In other words, yes, aerobraking needs control but not much fuel, more fuel you need, heavier the vehicle, the more fuel you need to control it...
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    I think they re-enter that fast so that they aren't overly exposed to the heat of the atmosphere, but i'm probably wrong.

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    Originally posted by adrianxw
    >>> Takes too much gas to fight gravity, I suppose?

    Watch the launch, you can see how much energy it takes to get them up there, and up to orbital speed. In other words, yes, aerobraking needs control but not much fuel, more fuel you need, heavier the vehicle, the more fuel you need to control it...
    Bassicly, I think wheyre not yet prepared to go into space.
    Mainly because the technology isn't there, Sure you can get into
    space with brute force by means of igniting a huge amount of
    fuel, But that's dangerous, Bad for the nature, Expensive.
    I saw alot of new technology's developed far better than just
    ordinary gas fuel.

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