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#61 The_Decryptor

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:25

And the US don't "own" the moon, they can't just claim it and take everything for themselves.


#62 Shaun N.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:26

And the US don't "own" the moon, they can't just claim it and take everything for themselves.

 

There are alot of things the US government don't own, that doesn't seem to stop them :D



#63 Co-ords

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:52

The Nazi's will get them ;)



#64 metallithrax

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 19:14

I love it when uneducated people demonstrate that fact to the world.

 

So, educate me - what are the UK's launch capabilities?



#65 DocM

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 19:56

Rockets are not the only measure of a nations space program as they are now a commodity for most purposes.

The UK is a member of ESA, has flown astronauts to the ISS, is the home of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL - a satellite builder) and is also the base of Virgin Galactic - part of the Virgin Group. Tests and development in the US southwestern desert, but a British owned company.

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo will fly payloads for NASA and other nations & universities, and its White Knight mothership will also carry LauncherOne, an orbital launcher. Both of its Newton liquid fueled engines are deep in development and have done test burns, NewtonOne a full mission burn. Quite impressive, and an even larger NewtonThree engine is in the pipeline.

Goal: an intercontinental suborbital transport, and orbital capability.

Then there is Skylon, which is a hot topic in aerospace circles because of the SABRE engine.

#66 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 20:17

Thanks Doc, beat me to it. :)