In defense of NASA: was Re: Wirin' up blinkenlights

From: Clint Wolff <>
Date: Sat Jun 10 08:41:31 2000

On Thu, 8 Jun 2000, Sellam Ismail wrote:

> On Thu, 8 Jun 2000, Paul Braun wrote:
> > The space program, while costing the taxpayers a sizable amount
> > of money, has produced huge quantities of spinoff projects and
> > technologies that have definitely benefitted mankind.
> Yeah! Like Tang and Velcro!

Tang was developed by General Foods in the 1960's. It was an
'also ran' product until chosen by nasa as an alternative to
plan water during space missions.

NASA and the space race has developed technologies such as
artificial satelites, which gives us 100's of TV channels,
cell phones, and pagers... The bastards!!!


PS all spelling errors are due to staying up too late to play Drakan
(on my wizzy new Pentium III - 600!!! with an antique (1 year old
design) motherboard :)
Received on Sat Jun 10 2000 - 08:41:31 BST

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