The Baikonur Cosmodrome pictures

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The Baikonur Cosmodrome pictures

Post by Viv » Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:11 pm

What ever we think these rockets fly and do so on a pretty reliable basis, nice to see some superb pictures

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/0 ... tml#photo6

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Re: The Baikonur Cosmodrome pictures

Post by Mike Everman » Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:41 pm

Yeah, very nice.
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Re: The Baikonur Cosmodrome pictures

Post by Viv » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:55 pm

As a comparison here are some pics from the Hubble rescue mission preparation on the same web site

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/0 ... ubble.html

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Re: The Baikonur Cosmodrome pictures

Post by Mike Everman » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:58 pm

There is so much talk about the impracticality of the shuttle system, but man, it is something out of science fiction. Makes me proud when some of the other things we Yanks do make me want to hide.
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Re: The Baikonur Cosmodrome pictures

Post by Viv » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:14 pm

Yes impressive but still scares me every time it flies, this Hubble mission is going to very big and very dangerous, I wish them luck, I also have to say every time the shuttle does fly I am a little nervous until I know its back on the ground again safe.

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