Another setback for space travel

The commercial space travel has experienced a second setback in a row. A few days ago Antares rocket that was carrying cargo to the International Space Station blew up. Now the Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo has exploded on a routine test flight, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another. Space odyssey may not be coming to our civilization any time soon. The society, mired in virtual reality of the Internet and fight for power, seems incapable of making progress it so boldly promised just thirty years ago.


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Malaysian Boeing: The Vanishing Point…

The news of the Malaysian Boeing that crashed in Ukraine have vanished from the media completely. Everything is so quiet… Is nobody interested in the results of the investigation? Or did the investigation and the events reconstruction discover some inconvenient truths?..

A reader led me to this fair assessment by former USAF and Boeing engineer Raymond Blohm: “With proper vectoring, a Su-25 need not be quite as fast as a Boeing 777 in cruise. It just has to get to a missile-firing position. Since the 777 was not maneuvering, it would be simple to pre-calculate when to get in a certain spot in the sky below the 777. From there, it’s the missile that has the speed and altitude capability to hit the 777. (The R-60 is a very capable missile.) After the missile takes out an engine, both the 777’s max speed and its max altitude are well within the Su-25 fighter’s speed & altitude capabilities. Then, the Su-25 can show off its cannon power.”

Pepe Escobar in his article “Vanishing point…” in Asia Times looks back at the disappearance of the MH370 aircraft and the “disappearance in progress” of the MH17. He says, “MH370 vanished as in a video game. MH17 was hit as in a video game. Now their respective narratives are being vanished.”

Read the full article: “Vanishing point…”

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