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Offline yg1968

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Boeing CST-700 Plans
« on: 01/17/2012 06:54 PM »
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Re: Boeing CST-700 Plans
« Reply #1 on: 01/17/2012 07:51 PM »
After reading the article, I call bad, lazy journalism.

EDIT: Retracted. See below post.
« Last Edit: 01/18/2012 12:54 AM by strangequark »
Don't flippantly discount the old rules of this industry. Behind each one lies a painful lesson learned from broken, twisted hardware. Learn those lessons, and respect the knowledge gained from them. Only then, see if you can write new rules that will meet those challenges.

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Re: Boeing CST-700 Plans
« Reply #2 on: 01/17/2012 07:54 PM »
Nah, just a popular-sci column doing a sparkly-future piece and clearly labeling it as such. Alan B is allowed to do the occasional unicorn porn.

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Re: Boeing CST-700 Plans
« Reply #3 on: 01/17/2012 08:23 PM »
After reading the article, I call bad, lazy journalism.

Why is it lazy journalism? He reported on what Elbon said. I think most of the questions were asked by students at that conference. I don't think that reporters were allowed to ask questions. Elbon may have been musing. It's hard to tell. I find that Alan Boyle is one of the better journalist. He also often links NSF threads in his blog.
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Re: Boeing CST-700 Plans
« Reply #4 on: 01/18/2012 12:54 AM »
After reading the article, I call bad, lazy journalism.

Why is it lazy journalism? He reported on what Elbon said. I think most of the questions were asked by students at that conference. I don't think that reporters were allowed to ask questions. Elbon may have been musing. It's hard to tell. I find that Alan Boyle is one of the better journalist. He also often links NSF threads in his blog.

I retract my statement. It was bad, lazy reading on my part. Somehow I missed the reference to CST-100. I thought that Elbon was talking about tourism applications of CST-100 and someone had misheard/mistyped it as CST-700 and gotten excited about a "new" spacecraft. My apologies to the original author.
Don't flippantly discount the old rules of this industry. Behind each one lies a painful lesson learned from broken, twisted hardware. Learn those lessons, and respect the knowledge gained from them. Only then, see if you can write new rules that will meet those challenges.

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