Re: [MV] Columbia and escape modules...

From: J Travis (
Date: Sat Feb 01 2003 - 17:46:46 PST

Yeah, I reckon I do- probably something to do with the fact that no
Martian ever shot down two of our aircraft and dragged the naked bodies
of the pilots across the canals of Mars. It sounds like a much more
hospitable place than Africa, and one where I'd rather see my tax
dollars go towards sending our people to. At least with Mars, the only
thing "Red" is the planet...

Jay Travis

Paintball Plus wrote:

> Do you have a thing for Martians?
> J Travis wrote:
>> All the more reason to push on with getting the space plane platform
>> up and running. But watch; they'll probably take the money and try
>> to convert the Enterprise into a functional shuttle (the Enterprise,
>> you'll recall, was the first shuttle built. It had no engines, and
>> was used as a full-size glider to prove the reentry theory. It
>> currently sits in the museum in Huntsville, AL). But I guess Chris
>> is right about it being a moot point now, anyway- at least for the
>> now 14 astronauts lost in this program. But I still say its time to
>> move on towards the future. IF we can afford to give $40 billion in
>> aide to Africa to people who would gladly kill every American they
>> could get their hands on (remember Somalia?), why can't we put the
>> money needed into revitalizing the space program, both by NASA and by
>> private industry, and getting nearer to Mars?

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