[FPSPACE] Re: "I told U so"
Sun, 08 Oct 2000 06:22:22 GMT
In message <200010071908.PAA26109@fpmail.friends-partners.org>
"KEITH GOTTSCHALK" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Dwayne wrote that his initial postings got him howls of
> abuse by email from the unrealistic MirCorp fans. I hope he
> kept all those email addresses for an "I told U so" retort
> when the sad ionospheric cremation inevitably occurs. We
> could say that MirCorp deserves praise for its brave,
> pioneering, taking of risk. Many of the initial private
> investors in railways, & underwater tunnels, & airlines also
> lost their risk capital.
Let's not forget that the upkeep of Mir remains a primarily
_Russian_ endeavour, even if private US space buffs ( aka
"investors" ) have been allowed to channel funds via MirCorp.
Are we to position ourselves for "the inevitable" ( as in "the
ISS is looking good and the solar maximum was bad for Mir" ),
then I wish to join the "I told U so" choir by citing from my
below June 1999 posting to sci.space.tech:
>Subject: Re: De-orbit Procedure
>Date: Fri, 18 Jun 99 18:36:35 GMT
> I guess that the Russian elite are fully aware that the current
> wave of nostalgia aimed at keeping MIR flying for a few more years
> is rather tenuous and likely to be replaced by enthusiasm for the
> ISS once it becomes operational with Russian cosmonauts onboard.