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Re: Re: [sarex] ISS Transmissions

On Wed, Dec 27, 2000 at 02:23:39PM -0600, Jon Ogden wrote:
> It is scary to think that at least for now, the major components of the
> station are built on Russian technology.  I wish we would have stuck with
> Ronald Reagan's plan for the space station: build it ourselves.  But to
> undertake a project like this by ourselves and for ourselves would not have
> been politically correct, would it?  Who cares about cost.  The Russians
> have no money and we are basically footing the bill anyhow.  We could do it
> better, faster, cheaper here.

Maybe, but you can't be sure of that. No doubt there are some politics
involved too. Peace is not a bad goal, though.

> I don't mean to insult any Russian friends who may be on the BB.  Far from
> that.  I think it is amazing how much they have done with nothing, but it is
> not first rate Western technology either.

I notice that all of the unmanned resupply ships going to ISS are Russian 
Progress vehicles. Where is the USA's equivalent, and why isn't it being used?

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>
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