Or skip NASA and go with someone cheaper.
Sorry, no. Prices have come down a lot since I last checked.
The price per kilogram to Low Earth Orbit varies from $4,000 to $12,500 per kilogram
I'm cool with that.
A quick google search says a cheap satellite is $300 million. I'm not sure how many we would need, but it would not be a small number.
Nah. A cheap satellite is Â£50k, maybe Â£80k including deployment into orbit.
For $300m you can build a fucking big, fucking complex satellite and it's fucking expensive.
Two aircraft flying in V formation are more efficient than two aircraft flying 500 metres apart side-by-side.
One larger aircraft is more efficient than two aircraft.
But feel free to construct a model, build a wind tunnel and do some testing - if you're right, there's an entire industry interested in buying your idea from you.
Plus, technically they weren't lost. We know where they ended up. In landfill.
I mean, in the wreckage of the two-towers.
How much are those boxes? What's the cost to install them everywhere? What's our likelihood of a lawsuit?
Multiply by the 78 other devices that might save a life one flight in 400 million.
Or just accept that airline travel is already exceedingly safe, and surprisingly cheap, and choose to fly or not.
should a giant plane smacking into the water allow for such a thing.
Technically, yes - see the Hudson river landing for a fine example. But see my point above, and accept that sometimes you hit the sea so hard you die from the impact, sometimes you drown, and sometimes - if you're lucky, just like 28 million other people that day - you land safely at your destination.
Once again, the free market fails where regulation would succeed - the former can only correct for the future AFTER everyone's dead and un-buried.
They'd be just as fucking dead even if you knew where to find the bodies.
Apple are acting like total cunts.
Whether they're in the right or wrong, under current patent law, they're still acting like total cunts.
No comment on how that compares to their customers.
Yes, I can come up with a thousand free market answers. And yes, that pretty much answers your question.
Would you buy a vehicle from any company whatsoever if you knew that parts were difficult to acquire? A manufacturer can play a game with parts availability only if they don't plan to stay in business.
Maybe we should go back to renting our phones from ATT as well.
Georgia? Come on, at least pretend to be credible.
They are effective deterrents. "Withdraw or lose Moscow, St Petersburg, Sochi and all of your naval bases"
it is hardly surprising that the Crimea is running with open arms to Russia
You say 'running with open arms', I say 'prodded with bayonet equipped guns'. Funny how things can look differently depending who you believe.
I haven't seen evidence that the population wants to be part of Russia.
Why should they have to abandon their homes because of some international treaty with a government that no longer exists.
Who is making them abandon homes? Must be something the UK media isn't reporting. I hadn't heard of any ethnic (or nationalistic) cleansing taking place.
Incidentally, the treaty still exists - it's with the nation, not the government of the time.