Re: Ferrari Lacking Mechanical Grip
- From: Tim Smith <tjsmith@firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 22:23:31 -0400
Hello Freddie <Ark321@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sep 28, 8:16 pm, "Iain Miller" <do...@xxxxxxx> wrote:My Dad, after he left WW2 as a flight engineer. Being involved in attacking and
Even decades ago, the Soviets had their "Buran" space shuttle (a better
too) and the Tupolev TU-144 version of the Concorde.
I read somewhere recently that BAE knew they had a mole & so the Soviets
were in fact fed a carefully doctored version of Concorde's blueprints.
Funnily enough the Sovviet version never flew that well :-)
The US and UK often fed the KGB bogus industrial info. In one case
during the Reagan years, the CIA supposedly let the Soviets get plans
for some industrial plant and it later blew up.
Von Braun was still around and involved when the shuttle was designed
but it was probably done by committee. NASA has become a jobs program
like the post office. NASA went downhill after all the old Germans
bombing the Nazis in Holland, well before the USA even bothered to be in the
fight, eventually studied and became a Professional Engineer. In '58, the
year that I was born, he was about to join Avro in Canada because we were
living in Toronto. On the behest of the Americans, the Arrow project was
toasted by the government and roughly 70% of the engineers from that project
were with what was to become NASA three years later.
My father stuck around and worked for 4 years at Chalk River, one of the first
nuclear facilities in the world.
However, the first bona-fide "brain drain" of engineers from Canada to the USA
were several of his fellows. To what became NASA later on.
And it was all because of PM John Diefenbaker. Killing the Avro Arrow on behalf
of the US Military because they were behind the ball and didn't like my country
being fast ahead.
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