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No fandango for you: EU boots UK off Galileo satellite project

John Smith 19 Gold badge
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oh , and the Americans went to the moon! and they wernt in the EU

Yes.

They spent $25.4Bn (in 1973 dollars) to send 12 Civil servants on a flags-and-footprints expedition that was dead by the end of 1972, left no lasting infrastructure in space except a few sensors on the Moon, and which could have all been landed by modified versions of the Surveyor craft.

Concorde is estimated to have cost £1.5-2.1Bn in 1976 pounds, carried millions of passengers, flew for 27 years with a perfect safety record and carried about 2.5 million passengers doing so, without anyone wearing a pressure suit to do so (till Air France tried to take off a grossly over weight aircraft and ended up frying 86 German Burghers).

It will b hard to top Concorde. It won't be hard to top Apollo, if it's done sensibly.

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