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Offline 2397

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Re: Episode #603
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2017, 02:40:19 AM »
Pedantic niggle -  The predecessor to NASA {NAH Suh} was the NACA {En Ay See Ay} not NAH-Kuh. Good teaching point in the grammar of indefinite articles.  It's not the letter it's the pronunciation. "A NASA report was a reprint of AN NACA report"

"Invent NASA and tell them to get off their fannies!"

Apparently it takes 11 years to form/reform such an organization.

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Re: Episode #603
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2017, 02:52:40 PM »
Gosh Steve has a penchant for understatement, doesn't he? "A bit Orwellian"? This is the "alternative facts" camp we're talking about here.

Moving on.

Or even one of these. http://www.snopes.com/2016/03/28/new-fossils-found-unicorns/

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It would be glorious.
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Re: Episode #603
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2017, 07:33:15 PM »
For Jay: if you like watching space history then do yourself a favour and watch the HBO mini-series 'From The Earth To The Moon'. Concentrates on Apollo but deals with Shepard's Freedom 7 and Gemini VIII briefly as part of the history. High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

 

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