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« Reply #15 on: Aug 17, 2002, 06:45:00 »
You can't kill a dream.

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« Reply #16 on: Aug 18, 2002, 04:59:00 »
There hasn't been nearly as much drive behind space exploration since the Cold War ended. A great many space-exploration dreams have faded  since then.

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« Reply #17 on: Aug 18, 2002, 05:55:00 »
Communism precipitates endeavour (?).

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« Reply #18 on: Aug 18, 2002, 06:11:00 »
Although I feel some of the military operations are necessary, I think too much is spent on military equipment. It is a shame that a good percentage of this money isn't pipelined into more worthy causes, of which space exploration and scientific research involving space is just one.
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« Reply #19 on: Aug 18, 2002, 22:08:00 »
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The fear that the Russians would get there first certainly did...

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« Reply #20 on: Aug 19, 2002, 06:09:00 »
Do you think the Pitcairn Islands would be a good location for a major new observatory?

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« Reply #21 on: Aug 19, 2002, 06:50:00 »
I think that with the British Weather putting an observatory anywhere near it is a bad idea ! Unless its a radio observatory !
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« Reply #22 on: Aug 19, 2002, 08:46:00 »
The Pitcairn Islands are indeed British territory - but in the Pacific! That rather throws the astronomer's usual moan about British sky conditions, doesn't it? :wink:

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« Reply #23 on: Aug 19, 2002, 16:13:00 »
Shows you how good my Geography is, I thought it was near Scotland - LOL !!
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« Reply #24 on: Aug 19, 2002, 18:22:00 »
That depends how high Pitcairn is. If it's less than 12000ft above sea level, then forget it... :wink:

BTW: When the subject changes completely, it's better to start a new topic rather than keep an old topic (with a totally un-related subject) alive.

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« Reply #25 on: Aug 20, 2002, 01:03:00 »
Well actually there is a revolutionary link, as Pitcairn is the home of the descendants of the 1789 Bounty Mutiny, but as its highest point is a mere 347m, it looks like they will be carrying on like that without you... :wink: