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Re: Russia Surpasses Americans In Space Race -

From: Stan Friedman <fsphys.nul>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 15:27:56 -0400
Fwd Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 16:08:06 -0500
Subject: Re: Russia Surpasses Americans In Space Race -


>From: Mike Woods <mike.woods.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 11:09:33 -0500
>Subject: Re: Russia Surpasses Americans In Space Race

>>From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 09:39:06 -0800
>>Subject: Russia Surpasses Americans In Space Race

>>Source: Pravda

>>http://english.pravda.ru/mailbox/22/98/387/11928_space.html

>Hey List,

>I'll add my two cents worth from a couple other angles.

<snip>

>All I know is, the crank who is pushing this line of crap is
>lucky he waited until Buzz Aldren was in his 70s before acosting
>him. If Buzz had been any younger, that lame would have gotten
>more than just a fat lip from the punch in the mouth Buzz threw.

>This crap distracts us from more important things. Honor the
>human cost of space exploration. Hail Columbia.


Please note tht the Pravda article ignored the Borman, Lovell,
Anders flight around the moon (without Landing). Furthermore
talk about a rocket speed of 1500 mph is absurd.

The orbiting craft is moving at about 17,000 mph and goes up to
25,000mph as it is boosted out of orbit and then coasts, slowing
down, the rest of the way until the moon grabs it and speeds it
up.

The total operating time for the rockets is about 17 minutes out
of the 69 hour trip time to the moon.

Apparently the Pravda guy, as with many others, assumes rockets
are firing all the time on the way to a space rendezvous which
is totally wrong. There is a lot of cosmic freeloading going on.


Stan Friedman



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