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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 4 years ago

    ‘Star Wars’ didn’t work, but the Soviets thought it would, so they started to make nice…..So maybe ‘Star Wars’ DID work.

  2. thebird55

    thebird55 said, almost 4 years ago

    Challenger, go at throttle up.

    Roger, go at throttle up.

  3. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 4 years ago

    Fizzle. Oliver’s dreams and ours: how earthbound we have become!

  4. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, almost 4 years ago

    Honda now has the Honda Jet. Maybe they will build a Honda Shuttle!

  5. Andrew_C

    Andrew_C said, almost 4 years ago

    It was calculated early on that 2 Space Shuttles would probably be lost over the be lost over the life of the program. Unfortunately both losses were arguably avoidable. The O rings and tank insulation were known to be problematic, but the NASA bureaucracy wrote off both as too expensive to fix.

  6. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, almost 4 years ago


    I still get chills…

    One of the Challenger crew was a family friend.

  7. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker said, almost 4 years ago


    Worse, on the morning of the Challenger launch the engineers warned that the weather was too cold and outside of the safety margins but were over ridden by the launch command.

    And an engineer wanted to use some telescopes to examine the Columbia while in orbit but again safety and caution were ignored.

  8. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    I give Lech Walesa and Solidarność union strikes far more credit than anything Reagan did to bring down the USSR.

  9. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, almost 4 years ago


    Still, Reagan’s demand to bring down that wall made the better sound-bite.

    Then again, our media never tells us what the heck is going on. We have to watch BBC America, Al Jazeera, and Aztec America. And for kicks, (watching what stupid people get caught on camera doing) we watch Al Extremo.

  10. chuck.baker.home

    chuck.baker.home said, almost 4 years ago

    Glad we have the unbiased voice of reason to guide us.

  11. strangeways

    strangeways said, almost 4 years ago

    Star Wars was relatively cheap to work around – and of course we never deployed anything for them to work around. A bigger factor was just that the Soviet conventional war spending was way too high for their economy.

  12. Ralph Waldo

    Ralph Waldo said, almost 4 years ago

    So grateful I lost my bid to beTeacher in Space.

  13. jbmlaw

    jbmlaw said, almost 4 years ago

    Leftists abhor “leadership,” preferring “dictatorship.”

  14. kea

    kea said, almost 4 years ago


    because Congress has chronically underfunded the space program

  15. mwbarr

    mwbarr GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    No, “leftists” realize that in a society, my right to swing my fist ends with your nose. Rightists believe that in a society they can do anything they want, as long as they’re richer than those whom they hit.

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