[amsat-bb] Re: ... US military operations [slightly OT]

Joe Westbrook k7zt at suddenlink.net
Sun Feb 18 09:00:26 PST 2007

OK Margaret, I stand corrected, Canada participated.

My point was that it was earlier US Funded vehicles that launched many AMSAT 
Consider AO-7 still in use by the AMSAT community at large launched at 
Vandenberg Air Force Base
along with other government payloads.

I just bristle when certain folks decide to proclaim that AMSAT-NA should be 
neutral, in  terms of any "official" military sanctioned participation.  My 
point is that our hobby that has brought enjoyment for most of us probably 
wouldn't exist if it hadn't been for the US and Russian military.

Folks just need to get beyond their personal bigotry towards any synergies 
we can benefit from as a result of military involvement.

- Joe

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Margaret Leber" <maggie at voicenet.com>
To: "Joe Westbrook" <k7zt at suddenlink.net>
Cc: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2007 7:10 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: ... US military operations [slightly OT]

> On 2/17/07, Joe Westbrook <k7zt at suddenlink.net> wrote:
>> I don't see Canada putting up any money
>> to support space exploration. Your right, this BB isn't moderated so all
>> dissenting views can be expressed.
> That a forum is unmoderated does not mean it's available to all for
> whatever lunatic propaganda suits them.
> But it's entirely untrue that Canada doesn't support space
> exploration; you need look no further than the Shuttle Remote
> Manipulator System (Canadarm 1) or the Space Station Remote
> Manipulator, Mobile Base and Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator
> (Canadarm 2) for counterexamples.
> 73 de Maggie K3XS
> Editor, Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club Blurb - http://www.phil-mont.org
> Elecraft K2 #1641 -- AOPA 925383 -- ARRL 39280
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