A sadly prophetic quote by John Glen

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Messages
37,687
Likes
1,283
My Satellite Setup
Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
My Location
Berkshire
#1
It is with much sadness that I recall astronaut John Glenn being
asked what he was thinking as, at the age of 75, he strapped himself
in to the shuttle and heard the countdown to ignition. He said he
had only one thought: "That everything around me has been supplied
by the lowest bidder."
 

wolsty

"Satellite Expert"
Messages
787
Likes
3
My Satellite Setup
VU+ Duo, Humax IRCI5400z, Sony Bravia KDL-32EX403, 1.1m Triax, Technomate TH-2600 DiSEqC mount, Sony BDV-E280 Home Cinema system, ancient Logik Freeview PVR.
My Location
Kernow
#3
Whilst I greatly admire the bravery of the Columbia astronauts and have the deepest sympathy with their friends and family, I cannot avoid the thought that the US (and as much of the Western World as they can involve) is about to embark on a terrestrial adventure which will inevitably involve greater loss of life amongst everyone caught up in Dubya's attempt to rerun the Gulf War and get it right this time. If we grieve for seven, how much more should we grieve for the thousands, most of whom won't have had a chance to opt out? If only the US would confine its ambitions to conquering space.
 
Top