That's the arbitrary deadline that Congress imposed back in 2014, at which point they'll have to decide whether or not to keep funding the ISS.
In all likelyhood we will continue to use it beyond 2024, that's not a "hard" retirement date, it's a "let's look at the program and funding" date. Case in point: the B-52 is well past its original retirement date.
The better question is if the money spent to continue ISS is money well spent.
I should be paid for and own that which I create. You? Not so much.
So; is this going to be a fire sale?
They are going to sell them to the "Burner Phone" market...
Never heard of Docs.com, but come on, uploading documents to Microsoft (or worse, Google)? You know some algorithm is looking at them even if some random human cant access them.
I thought the Noobe Linux distro was Slackware. I keep reading it's the number one distro...
Perhaps they mean like what the Win 10 upgrade did to my Compaq laptop: Bricked it in such a way that it was impossible the even boot from the Windows disk, wipe the drive and start over.
I pulled the drive and copied my files off, but not everybody knows how or has the equipment to do that.
Here / Hear...
Editor, thy name is click-bait credulity.
Exactly. They would LIKE to design and POSSIBLY build such a plane. MAYBE. What is more likly is that they will enjoy a trendy office in Denver or Colorado Springs with a foosball table, catered lunches, microbrews, and a cat, and when the money runs out, move on to some other - dare I say - investor scam.
The idea that $33 million will get them anywhere near a flyable prototype is mind-blowing.
'Boom' in this case is what you hear on the ground when an aircraft goes supersonic. The Supersonic Boom.
If you are going to charge 2500$ for a one way ticket, and the only benefit is I save 3 or 4 hours in travel time, I won't even think twice about it, fuck that.
This jet is not for the hoi polloi like you. It's for the folks who where flying the Concord on a regular basis. Their time is more valuable than yours.
Many people are unenthusiastic about their work.