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by Michael Ho

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north korea, rockets, space, spacecraft, usc


DailyDirt: Rockets, Man

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

International space races don't quite inspire the same awe or fear as they did in the 1960s. There are a bunch of countries still trying to launch rockets into orbit for various reasons, but there are also quite a few commercial and amateur organizations working on space-worthy rockets. Here are just a few examples. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, 18 Apr 2012 @ 7:24pm

    “thinly-disguised test for a long-range missile”

    I’m no fan of the North Koreans, but propaganda is propaganda, even when it’s coming from the US. By definition, any rocket capable of reaching orbit is capable of reaching far-away points on the Earth’s surface.

    Remember the US’s early rocket launches? The Redstone and Atlas rockets were explicitly designed to launch ICBMs, no “thinly-disguised” about it! Yet both went on to serve peaceful purposes as well, launching Mercury and Gemini manned missions into space.

    You have this mindset that your country is always implicitly the “good guys”, that a military capability is good when you possess it, but bad when someone else has it. The world has never revolved around the US. Deal with it.

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