Henry Spencer Quotes

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Henry Spencer Quotes

Is manned space exploration important? Yes - not least because it simply works much better than sending robots.
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Liquid oxygen is one of the cheapest manufactured substances on Earth. In large quantities, it costs pennies per kilogram - cheaper than milk or beer.

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Rocket engines generally are simpler than jet engines, not more complicated.

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In a small spacecraft, it was hard for the other two guys to sleep when the on-duty man was talking to Mission Control regularly.

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Spaceflight, especially in the Mercury spacecraft, clearly wasn't going to be much like flying an airplane.

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Testing a parachute drop of a heavy object is not simple.

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Developing expendable rockets is always going to be painful and expensive. Throwing the whole rocket away on each attempt not only costs a lot, it also hampers figuring out just what went wrong because you don't get the rocket back for inspection.

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Past experience, on the shuttle and the Titan rockets, suggests that large multi-segment solid rockets have a probability of failure of 0.5 to 1 per cent.

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Speaking of photography, while the Apollo 8 crew shot hundreds of photos, there was one that got everybody's attention: a blue-and-white Earth rising over a gray moonscape.

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Politics /n/: from 'poly ticks', short for 'many small bloodsucking insects'.

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MS-DOS isn't dead, it just smells that way.

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