Is that your best attempt at an insult? The only solder work I did
was to troubleshoot some boards. There were two complete ground
stations. One fixed, one mobile. They were shipped to Italy. The last
I heard, they wanted a second mobile ground station because the ESA
facility was so small. That caused front end overload at launch for the
fixed station. A good +60 dB above what they specified in their
I worked in production test & engineering on that project.
Politicians should only get paid if the budget is balanced, and there is
enough left over to pay them.
Concord was successful, it met its design goals.
However it failed commercially as the goal was moved.
We had several political changes and an oil crisis that made it too
Pretty much the same as the 747 should feel when the A380 takes all its
Which it won't as the USoA doesn't allow a level playing field and will
prevent it from getting landing slots when its a threat.
They have the space shuttle, the only thing faster than that was Apollo but
that's old technology borrowed from the Germans.
Well the Saturn V wasn't exactly advanced compared to a V2.
They were both more or less the same.
However the Russians did have significantly more advanced rocket engines.
NASA have been using the designs to make their rockets better.
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