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#1 "British companies led expeditions to the South Pacific" > Uh, uh, HIS/HER MAJESTY'S STARSHIP HMSS "BOUNTY"???
Good for the UK - I still would like to see the Bammer openly call for a US return to the Moon, ASAP or circa 2020 ala Newt. Mama Russia has two Space Shuttles thats never been used in space + can be refurbished by the US-Allies.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-06-20 01:30||
#2 one of the shuttles was destroyed when its hanger collapsed (see ATS.com)
Posted by pikestaff 2012-06-20 03:58||
#3 The Almaz capsules were made in 1968-1975 time period. My bet.. All the wiring harness is ready to loose insulation with just a tap. All the rubber tubes are brittle and cracked. All the plastic is well by it's use by date and dissimilar metal to metal contacts are all corroded. They are just too old to be used!
Posted by Water Modem 2012-06-20 04:23||