okay, then how about them Polaris nuclear missiles JFK was so proud of? Launched from submerged subs.
Yeah that's probably it.
To clarify further, they don't want you because you're in all likelyhood a Republican or libertarian or some sort of a conservative-leaning person. Lots of people are fleeing from California these days, but they're mostly right-leaning people fed up with liberal gov't policies of high taxes, high regulation, high debt, etc. We have awesome weather here, great ethnic cuisine, multicultural diversity, surf and ski on the same day. Nobody in their right mind would leave here unless they disagreed with the politics, it's a liberal's paradise.
or gain superpowers.
What we call the Denisovans were actually direct descendants of Pak breeders, who lost the ability to advance to the protector stage due to the lack of thallium in earth's soil.
Maybe it's time for you freedom-loving Brits to rise up and overthrow the tyranny of American imperialism.
Because doing X is always cooler than doing a simulation of X.
And also the delta-v required for moon landing is not all that much more than placing something in a long-term orbit. Especially if you consider the additional energy requirements for launching and maintaining a centrifuge.
that and also the prestige of having ENTERPRISE hardware.
Kind of like how businesses pay extra for Windows XP Professional even though XP Home has all the features they ever use.
He must've done nice things for the movie studios while he was in office. Giving him a nice cushy job after he's out is how they repay their lapdogs.
Why is this modded -1 Troll? Parent is correct; in the U.S. (and I assume most other developed nations), close to 100% of plastic waste either go into a landfill or is recycled. Amount dumped into the ocean is negligible.
that existing space providers are in big trouble.
Even the Chinese are quaking in their boots, as they can't do it as cheaply as SpaceX. And EADS is frantically redesigning their new Ariane 6 to try to be more cost competitive with the Falcon.
SpaceX has completely rocked the space industry upside down, and A LOT of naysayers need to eat crow now. As recently as 2012 (see this article), managers at NASA were poo-pooing Elon saying rockets are hard and noobs shouldn't try.
The world is a really really scary place to you, isn't it?
Yes but would they have died if they were doing say, 40mph when the steering pump failed? Hell no, probably would've walked away without a scratch.
Judging by the pics and how the metal structure of the Porsche is wrapped around the pole, they were doing triple digit speeds... probably a quarter mile run.
You can easily move to another state. Just pack up your stuff and go. You cannot easily move to another country; in some cases it may be impossible (what country will have you?)
it's looking into the future
Did Novell buy it and fuck it up? Or...?