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A great day for a launch! by canaveralgumby on 5 July 2006 4:10am
 
Godspeed, Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-121 (yes, there have been 121 Shuttle missions!)

Apparently, North Korea thought it was a good day for a launch, too, on 7/4 Independence Day and within moments of the Shuttle launch. They're very cute.

 
Re: A great day for a launch! by perfectbitch on 5 July 2006 12:43pm
 
Hear, hear. Hope it goes perfectly.

Linz
 
Re: A great day for a launch! by Ken Dunn on 5 July 2006 6:24pm
 
What North Korea should do is to change their missiles from ICBMs to ISBMs and they can perhaps hit the next asteroid that comes too close.

Good luck Shuttle STS-121.
 
Re: A great day for a launch! by tucsonmike on 6 July 2006 2:03am
 
I was concerned. Glad the launch went well. Yes, make the North Koreans do something useful instead of just using missles for extortion. Kim still needs a better barber.
 
Re: A great day for a launch! by canaveralgumby on 6 July 2006 4:35am
 
Is it perverse of me to be glad that Kim set off missiles? Maybe NOW the world will take action to get this devil incarnate out of power and save the people who have lived in the hell that is North Korea. Or am I just being naive?
 
Re: A great day for a launch! by tucsonmike on 6 July 2006 7:25am
 
Oh it would be nice, Cori, but as the kids would say it is so not happening. Actually allow me to rephrase that. If we are going to do something, before his missles become more accurate, now is the time, though China and Russia have to be in with us.
 
Re: A great day for a launch! by Ken Dunn on 7 July 2006 11:28am
 
mike, the only word I would change in your post is 'make' to 'ask'. They have been sabre rattling and don't like being bullied. Your negotiator, Christopher Hill, is in the area at the moment for some information exchange and some asking.
 
Re: A great day for a launch! by sighthound on 7 July 2006 10:30pm
 
It was interesting that in Bush's press conference today when he was challenged as to why his policies toward North Korea have been failures, he kept repeating over and over that "diplomacy takes time." Wonder why that wasn't an option with Iraq? Hmmmm, something to do with no oil in N. Korea, perhaps?
 
Re: A great day for a launch! by George on 11 July 2006 1:35am
 
It's so great to be back in space. Hopefully, the space station and all the other projects can move forward.

Assuming N. Korea never really develops a viable nuclear arsenal, they are terrfic comic relief.
 
Re: A great day for a launch! by canaveralgumby on 13 July 2006 3:41am
 
Well, in case anyone's interested, here's the news and coverage of STS-121:

http://www.space.com/spaceshuttle/index.html

They should be back Monday if the weather allows.
 



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