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Old Jul 05, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Pipemajor View Post
Guess we should have quite when that first rocket blew up on the pad.
Or the second. Or third, or fourth, or fifth...

We never did make a profit by going to the moon, did we?
Actually ... yes we did. The technology we invented, perfected and implemented have paid themselves a million times over.

I can assure you that those early failures weren't sold to the American public as "economic stimulous" and I can pretty much assure you that those companies that built those rockets didn't get their contracts because they were backed by JFK, LBJ or Nixon campaign mega-bundlers.
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