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Re: President Trump call to ISS
« Reply #20 on: 04/24/2017 07:14 PM »
This is cool. The history of Presidents calling astronauts:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/presidential-calls-to-space-a-timeless-tradition

I was reading that earlier. Poor Jimmy Carter, he literally had no one to call!

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Re: President Trump call to ISS
« Reply #21 on: 04/27/2017 03:01 AM »
I was reading that earlier. Poor Jimmy Carter, he literally had no one to call!

Jerry Brown? ;)

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Re: President Trump call to ISS
« Reply #22 on: 04/27/2017 10:25 AM »
Why is there such a fuss about this "record"?   It pales into insignificance when compared with the Russian duration record of 804 days by Gennady Padalka.
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Re: President Trump call to ISS
« Reply #23 on: 04/27/2017 03:47 PM »
Why is there such a fuss about this "record"?   It pales into insignificance when compared with the Russian duration record of 804 days by Gennady Padalka.
Because when it comes to giant foam finger waving, we're #1!!!

Seriously, is it so surprising? Of course a US agency and the US President are going to celebrate US accomplishments. Virtually every country, sports franchise and every other arbitrary human "tribe" touts firsts within that tribe. Wasn't Helen Sherman a celebrity of sorts for being the first British astronaut even though she wasn't the first-ever astronaut?
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Re: President Trump call to ISS
« Reply #24 on: 04/29/2017 03:55 PM »
One thing that Trump also mentioned, which wasn't noted above, was that military space was important to him.

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