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Old 22-01-2018, 05:56 AM
pmrid (Peter)
Ageing badly.

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It's still a thrilling experience to watch a rocket hurled into space, with all the sounds and drama associated with it. And of course, all credit to the NZ and US people behind the whole Electron project.

This observation, though, nags at me. What the devil has Australia been doing the past decades. We seem to have been doing a Rumpelstiltskin imitation with this. Goodness knows we have the sites with great launch potential. We have equally clever people. We just don't seem to have the last bit of push to get us into what seems to me to be a line between being a nation with a space future and one doomed to be forever holding onto the coat-tails of others.

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