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Offline Martin FL

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RE: Indian finalises tourist spacecraft design
« Reply #1 on: 12/30/2005 06:15 AM »
The vehicle will go up at Mach-4, or four times the speed of sound. The space shuttle in use currently goes up 20 times the speed of sound, Sheerin said. "But both reach the same altitude. The difference is that our technology is far cheaper allowing for ordinary people to go up," he said.

Cheaper and about 19 Mach slower, among other things... Haw-haw!


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RE: Indian finalises tourist spacecraft design
« Reply #2 on: 12/30/2005 06:28 AM »
"A cluster of 10 Canadian Arrow rocket engines provides the 700,000 tonnes (!!!!!!!) of thrust required to boost the Silver Dart to orbit" :o

Now as an American I'll admit I'm not too familiar with the metric system, but uh.... :o
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RE: Indian finalises tourist spacecraft design
« Reply #3 on: 12/30/2005 01:17 PM »
Got to be a typo by them ;)

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RE: Indian finalises tourist spacecraft design
« Reply #4 on: 12/30/2005 09:40 PM »
I'm still waiting for Canada to be the fourth country to put a man in space (albeit with Indian funding)...

(I was born not too far away from Canadian Arrow)

Simon ;)

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RE: Indian finalises tourist spacecraft design
« Reply #5 on: 01/03/2006 03:19 AM »
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simonbp - 30/12/2005  5:40 PM

I'm still waiting for Canada to be the fourth country to put a man in space (albeit with Indian funding)...

(I was born not too far away from Canadian Arrow)

Simon ;)

Done.. Launch platform provided by NASA... :)

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