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Comment: ULA sux (Score 4, Insightful) 78

by Scottingham (#49448809) Attached to: SpaceX To Try a First Stage Recovery Again On April 13

"America’s #1 space launch provider, United Launch Alliance (ULA), is asking America to help name its next rocket, calling on citizens to play a role in the future of space launch by voting for the name of the new rocket that will be responsible for the majority of the nation’s future space launches.

For the next two weeks, the public can vote for its favorite rocket name – Eagle, Freedom or GalaxyOne – "

Pander much? I am curious to see what it has and if it's in the same decade of development as the Falcon series. My bet is on soviet rehash.

Comment: Re:Great, Let's Build IFR's (Score 2) 417

While you're ultimately correct, what's holding back the IFR is *not* conspiracy, but material science.

The neutron flux for those is insane! They can't get them to run without dissolving for very long. They aren't economical unless they can run for many years without a total refurbishment.

The best arm-chair hand-waving 'solution' I can think of barring some serious material science advances is a set of cores that repair themselves on a regular basis with CNC/3D printing tech.

Comment: Re:Well done, smart guy (Score 1) 247

by Scottingham (#49196761) Attached to: How Activists Tried To Destroy GPS With Axes

You do realize that many people, including me, don't see this problem in the RED TEAM vs BLUE TEAM terms you lay out. Democrats and Republicans are two sides of the same ass-penny.

Whenever I hear people like you shout 'bbbut bbbut the democRATS did it first! They do it too! waaaa, blame them!!!'

Well buddy, I blame both. So kindly sit on a partisan pole.

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