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artmo
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Up, Up and Away

For the first time since 2011 the US will be putting humans into space, using a commercially built rocket, Dragon.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52809664

The launch from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida is scheduled for 21.33 BST.

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Minivanman
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I watched the launch and the docking. Amazing stuff, and gives me hope for the future at a time when the world around us looks like it's turning to poop.

 


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@artmo wrote:

For the first time since 2011 the US will be putting humans into space, 

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Of course... they have so much money they don`t know what to do with it....

Wonder how many homeless people could have been given somewhere decent to sleep, on a regular basis,....  instead of on the streets... 

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@shutter wrote:

Wonder how many homeless people could have been given somewhere decent to sleep, on a regular basis,....  instead of on the streets... 

 

Ask the Ministry of Defence, they own and have abandoned a lot of land full of buildings which were for dormitories, shops and workshops for the military people, all of which could have been re-used for cheap housing & places of work for us civvies, but nah, they held onto the land & buildings, leaving them to go to rack & ruin, and go "oh well, guess we should sell the land off now!!!" when everything is just a wreck...

Minivanman
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@shutter 

A noble point, but not one that will fly very far sorry.

Where would be if the Vikings had not sailed the world or Darwin along with Cook had never set sail for the south. All these journeys cost somebody a lot of money, time, investment and others hope for the future.

"What do you mean the earth is round, are you mad" 😂


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We need to develop interstellar travel before it's too late.

The planet that we currently inhabit won't last forever with or without our attempts to destroy it.

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@Strat   Yeah... but.... when ya gotta go.... ya gotta go... !  

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It's reckoned to be at least another billion year before what life there is on this earth of ours is finally extinguished and long before the sun turns into a red dwarf. Man is the problem, and if climate change can be accepted - then thirty years tops.

So up up and away indeed, if only to get away from Covid!

Face masks optional. 😷


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