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Re: Funny...



Who cares? I sure don't.

Jim



Francisco Costa wrote:

> > HoustonChronicle.com
> > Section: Space Chronicle
> > International Space Station
>
> > Millionaire awaiting ride to space station
> > By MARCIA DUNN
> > Associated Press
>
> (cut)
>
> > NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin finds the whole matter distasteful. It's
> > wrong, he contends, to peddle spaceship seats to rich guys looking for
> > fun.
> >
> > "I can't tell the Russians what to do. They're a sovereign program, a
> > sovereign nation," Goldin says.
>
> (cut)
>
> > The NASA chief worries that Tito's deal could spur ticket demand for the
> > international space station. And yet, he says, spare seats on Russian
> > Soyuz rockets should go to European or Japanese astronauts who have been
> > training for years, not to wealthy "spectators."
>
> Funny.
> Back in 1985 Sen E. Jake Garn and Sultan Salman Al-Saud  had a ride on
> Discovery:
> With all respect, I bet there were better payload specialist qualified for
> the mission,
> but other values spoke louder... I don't recall heard any Russian complained
> about it.
> Ok, conditions are now different.  But I think Mr.Goldin has no moral reason
> to
> criticise Rusian authorities.
>
> Just a thought!
>
> Now, back to AO-40 ;0)
>
> 73 F.Costa, CT1EAT
>
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