Monday, May 18, 2015

Russia probes space failures after rocket falls to Earth

By Anna Malpas

Russia on Sunday began investigating the loss of a commercial satellite and a separate glitch on the International Space Station, sparking fears over the industry's safety.  A commission to investigate the accident with the Proton-M rocket carrying a Mexican telecommunications satellite met Sunday morning, the TASS state news agency reported, citing a space industry source…….But experts say years of underfunding mean there is a shortage in new generation specialists to replace those recruited in the Soviet era.  "The best of the best do not go to work in the rocket and space sector. There is nothing to attract highly qualified specialists: the pay is low and it's not very prestigious to work there," …..To Read More….
 
My Take – It’s the same old story with the Russians, whether they’re Soviets or not. Khrushchev claimed – falsely –they could produce rockets like sausages to scare the U.S. He did it and he was lying. The Russian hierarchy is now and has always been full of blowhards, and the west is now and has always been full of appeasers and collaborators. Putin and his international shenanigans and Obama’s response are part and parcel of that same clabber. Russia suffers from the same economic incompetence that collapsed the Soviet Union - they're broke! Their military is full of alcoholics, the general population decreases every year and alcoholism is rampant, the Navy is full of rust buckets and I have trouble believing their air force is much better overall.  And there are those who  insist the west bail out Greece for fear Putin will bail out Greece.  Dumb as dirt! That would be a positive thing for western capitalism.  That way they could collapse together, and be a great big happy socialist family.  Broke, clueless and harmless. 

Here's another quote by Khrushchev, only this one wasn't a lie:  "Your children’s children will live under communism. You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept communism outright, but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you will finally wake up & find that you already have communism. We won’t ever have to fight you; we’ll weaken your economy until you fall like overripe fruit into our hands."

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