[FPSPACE] Mike Melvill astronaut?
stefan at orbireport.com
Wed Jun 23 05:01:01 EDT 2004
Le 23/06/04 2:12, « Rui C. Barbosa » <rcb at netcabo.pt> a écrit :
>> In my opinion, these should not be mixed and no uniform list of cosmonauts
>> should exist. One should be for orbital spacecraft, another one for
>> rocket planes. In this second list, we can establish an arbitrary
> treshold, and
>> if X-15 used 50 statute miles, let's go with it and count SS1 as the 14th
>> suborbital flight.
> This is a good idea, but why do we should use the 50 statute mile definition
> (a US Air Force definition)? Why don't we use the Federatin Aeronautique
> International definition of 100 km? This is a international organization so
> I think we should use this one.
Yes, please, let's go metric. After all, it's the reference for 95% of the
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