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Old May 19th 04, 09:04 AM
Frank Scrooby
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Hi all

Is this significant at all? So far only the BBC is reporting it (as far as I
can see).
Amateur rocket fired into space

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3724841.stm

Quote from BBC website:

" A 14-second burn allowed the rocket to reach an altitude of more than
100km - the official boundary of space - in about three minutes. It
reportedly spent several minutes in space before beginning its descent.
The rocket and the payload came down on separate parachutes. "

Anyone?

Regards

Frank Scrooby




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Old May 19th 04, 09:45 AM
Derek Lyons
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"Frank Scrooby" wrote:
Hi all
Is this significant at all?


Not really.

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Old May 19th 04, 01:07 PM
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"Derek Lyons" wrote in message
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"Frank Scrooby" wrote:
Hi all
Is this significant at all?


Not really.



well, how many backyard rocket scientists have ever duplicated the feat?

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Old May 19th 04, 05:02 PM
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"Terrell Miller" wrote:

"Derek Lyons" wrote in message
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"Frank Scrooby" wrote:
Hi all
Is this significant at all?


Not really.


well, how many backyard rocket scientists have ever duplicated the feat?


It doesn't matter how many have or haven't. One, ten, or ten thousand,
it's still not significant.

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Old May 19th 04, 08:08 PM
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Terrell Miller wrote:
"Derek Lyons" wrote in message
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"Frank Scrooby" wrote:
Hi all
Is this significant at all?


Not really.



well, how many backyard rocket scientists have ever duplicated the feat?


Because a human has run a 4 minute mile, and it was an achievment, that does
not mean we are well on the way to having one run a 10 second mile.
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Old May 19th 04, 08:48 PM
Nicholas Dinh
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This only shows that it is very possible the commercial space industry
is gaining on government funded space research. Look at the x-Prize.
Phenomenal achievements here.

True it is just one small feat but shows that anyone can reach for the
stars.



Terrell Miller wrote:
"Derek Lyons" wrote in message
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"Frank Scrooby" wrote:

Hi all
Is this significant at all?


Not really.




well, how many backyard rocket scientists have ever duplicated the feat?


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Old May 19th 04, 10:12 PM
Mark
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"Derek Lyons" wrote in message
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"Frank Scrooby" wrote:
Hi all
Is this significant at all?


Not really.

Not jealous are we? You yanks are unbelievable, if it had been an american
who'd done it, my god, the whole world would've heard about it.


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Old May 19th 04, 11:59 PM
Derek Lyons
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"Mark" wrote:

"Derek Lyons" wrote in message
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"Frank Scrooby" wrote:
Hi all
Is this significant at all?


Not really.

Not jealous are we?


Nope. My statement has nothing to do with jealousy, only with an
ability to tell the significant from the insignificant. Unlike many
in this group, I'm not a drooling fanboy.

D.
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Old May 20th 04, 12:44 AM
Jorge R. Frank
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"Mark" wrote in
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"Derek Lyons" wrote in message
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"Frank Scrooby" wrote:
Hi all
Is this significant at all?


Not really.

Not jealous are we? You yanks are unbelievable, if it had been an
american who'd done it, my god, the whole world would've heard about
it.


Umm, it *was* an American who'd done it. Did you actually bother to *read*
the article?


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Old May 20th 04, 05:07 AM
Richard Lamb
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Derek Lyons wrote:

"Mark" wrote:

"Derek Lyons" wrote in message
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"Frank Scrooby" wrote:
Hi all
Is this significant at all?

Not really.

Not jealous are we?


Nope. My statement has nothing to do with jealousy, only with an
ability to tell the significant from the insignificant. Unlike many
in this group, I'm not a drooling fanboy.

D.
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Not much of a reader either...

R.
 




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