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NASA.. A Big Bang Theory.. Walloped

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NASA.. A Big Bang Theory.. Walloped

Or as Lulu might sing....
Boom Bang-a-Bang
NASA footage shows the Antares rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, lifting off its coastal launch pad at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia and exploding in a huge fireball seconds later.
http://news.sky.com/story/1362355/rocket-explosion-hazardous-materials-warning
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2810128/Ready-liftoff-Nighttime-rocket-launch-International-...

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Re: NASA.. A Big Bang Theory.. Walloped

Or a bad Tommy Steele:
Flash, Bang, Walloped what a Picture
What a picture, what a photograph
Poor old soul, blimey what a joke
Hat blown off in a cloud of smoke!
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Didn't I read somewhere that the primary rocket engine was a 40 year old - 2nd hand Russian N1?       
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what a disaster,
makes you wonder if this wasn't sabotage by a competitor
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
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NASA isn't a commercial company nanotm, they have no competitors.
Enough of your conspiracy theories, they're really grinding people down on this forum.
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Re: NASA.. A Big Bang Theory.. Walloped

Outsourcing is so successful.
Now Zen, but a +Net residue.
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I'll agree with that!
I don't think outsourcing is something NASA should rely on as much as they do but we all know that capitalism kicks in here when friends of politicians want to make money..
@nanotm.. note that outsourcing isn't the same as competition.
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Didn't I read somewhere that the primary rocket engine was a 40 year old - 2nd hand Russian N1?         

Sounds familiar, I also read (via BBC News APP) that they had 'upgraded' it to current standards. But I suspect they may have had a few bits left over when they'd finished!
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@nanotm.. note that outsourcing isn't the same as competition.

there are something like 15 companies all vying for the outsourcing contracts with NASA
the one company got the contract, that leaves around 14 competitors left to sabotage them .......
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
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Quote from: PlusComUK
Or as Lulu might sing....
Boom Bang-a-Bang


Quote from: Mook
Or a bad Tommy Steele:
Flash, Bang, Walloped what a Picture
What a picture, what a photograph
Poor old soul, blimey what a joke
Hat blown off in a cloud of smoke!

Now that is an excellent suggestion.
So that's two songs we'll all be humming along to in our heads all day today !!
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@nanotm.. note that outsourcing isn't the same as competition.

there are something like 15 companies all vying for the outsourcing contracts with NASA
the one company got the contract, that leaves around 14 competitors left to sabotage them .......

nano.. no private company is going to sabotage a rocket that is being used by NASA.
Get a grip.
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Am I correct in thinking that the Russians have just launched a rocket to the space station ?
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Yes
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the Russians have just launched a rocket to the space station

Just for a second there I read the "to" as "at".
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nano.. no private company is going to sabotage a rocket that is being used by NASA.
Get a grip.

why would they not when billions of dollars are at stake ?
its a cut throat world out there and big American companies have a habit of killing the competition, that's without wondering about the international competition.
for every launch made by the Russians NASA pays out something close to 50 million dollars, if they have a viable alternative to using the cosmadrome for launching resupply missions that money isn't going to Russia so they also would have a vested interest in sabotaging the competition, even more so if they already sold ageing launch modules pre sabotaged to the competition
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you