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      Yes, true, but our Shuttle Transportation System...

      Yes, true, but our Shuttle Transportation System was anything but the economical, quick-turnaround, safe, and highly-capable system promised in the early 70's. We burned a lot of money using a...
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      LOLZ

      LOLZ
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      You know, let Putin throw their shuttle up a few...

      You know, let Putin throw their shuttle up a few times. After getting the bill, he'll shut that program down right quick.

      "More program Americans make us copy to sink great Russian economy!"
    4. I'll check out the Facebook group later today. ...

      I'll check out the Facebook group later today.

      If you haven't been to it yet, you absolutely must visit the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport in northern Virginia. It's incredible.
    5. My wife happens to be a dental hygienist, and she...

      My wife happens to be a dental hygienist, and she shakes her head in bewilderment when we go to the airport, mainly because of the food prices, but also because the poor, poor TSA blueshirts have to...
    6. Seriously^^^ My wife calls the TSA a...

      Seriously^^^

      My wife calls the TSA a "make-work organization that employs the otherwise unemployable." Plus a bunch of other stuff I can't repeat in pleasant company.

      I am a white guy with a...
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      The media, at least here in the US, is definitely...

      The media, at least here in the US, is definitely quite selective. I get more in-depth information (with actual sources) via British new outlets than almost anything else here.

      Now, a "mushroom...
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      Absolutely not. If that really was a...

      Absolutely not.

      If that really was a nookyooler weapon, the EMP would have fried the camera, the thermal pulse would have fried the videographer, and the really bright flash of light would have...
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      Terrible, I'm sure. One good thing: the plane...

      Terrible, I'm sure.

      One good thing: the plane talks to you with the voice of Burgess Meredith.
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      With the engines over the wings there is improved...

      With the engines over the wings there is improved noise isolation because the engines are not attached directly to the fuselage. I think this was a brilliant design decision.

      I personally think...
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      Hmmm... I did a bit more "research" (wikipedia)...

      Hmmm... I did a bit more "research" (wikipedia) and it sounds like the Il-38 is an Il-18 with the wings moved forward about 10 feet.

      Weird.
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      Someone please tell me this is a very clever...

      Someone please tell me this is a very clever photochop. Cuz if it ain't... I have no words for the amount of rear overhang.




      http://i.imgur.com/7BXjHW1.jpg

      Russian AWACS plane.
    13. ZOMGWTFBBQ!!! Our B-29 dreams are coming true

      Dudes and dudettes, the world is soon to be a more awesome place:

      http://flightclub.jalopnik.com/there-are-about-to-be-two-airworthy-b-29s-1677827090/1678713547/+Kyosuke

      The Kee Bird Affair was...
    14. Craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap. The evening of the...

      Craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap.

      The evening of the crash, my wife said, "A mother and her two kids died."

      I thought, "Wow, a momma pilot with her two kids... how sad."

      Only to find out those were...
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      Ala Kee Bird...

      Ala Kee Bird
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      My company's windows are on the Orion :laugh:

      My company's windows are on the Orion :laugh:
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      I moved from Denver to Beaverton back in '87. My...

      I moved from Denver to Beaverton back in '87. My mom and I were just tooling around getting our bearings when "HOLY SH!T MOM THAT'S A B-17!!!1111one"

      I thought it was both neat-o and blasphemous...
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      Preach it, brother. I only hope the Chinese...

      Preach it, brother.

      I only hope the Chinese have lots and lots of problems with software integration, turbine blades, and heat sinking. Oh, and huge budget and schedule overruns.

      Then it truly...
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      Oh no, I didn't see that bit of news :(

      Oh no, I didn't see that bit of news :(
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      Ack. USS Indianapolis. How many people nowadays...

      Ack. USS Indianapolis. How many people nowadays even connect the two? Not nearly enough, anymore.
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