Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Space Truckin'

I like to think that Jules Verne would be pleased by this highly practical spacecraft.

2 Comments:

Blogger Fred Kiesche said...

Hope it works. Over budget, way behind schedule, so what else is new. In the meantime, the Russians keep popping those antique Soyuz and Progress vehicles up like clockwork!

November 15, 2007 4:39 PM  
Anonymous Paul McAuley said...

Oh, there's all the usual Euro nonsense standing in the way of getting it to launch on time, but it's much needed. Soyuz and Progress are as tough and reliable as Volkswagen Beetles and Volvos, but for political as well as practical reasons it would good to see a new big lifter on the scene.

Verne would have hated the endless bureaucracy surrounding the way the ship was designed and built of course - bring on the good fellows from the Paris Gun Club!

November 16, 2007 6:15 PM  

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