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Old August 11 2013, 09:52 PM   #4
publiusr
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Re: The Right Stuff to come to Blu-Ray November 5

I actually hated aspects of the book and movie. It was not sympathetic to engineers, and played up the pilots. Ironically, I find the overall involvement of the USAF to be detrimental to American space efforts. They robbed rocketry from the ABMA, where the Russians had artillerymen manning R-7 pads up until recently. They knew enough to keep Chief Designers in charge, not fighter jocks.

The Saturn IB dies, and the Titans took the Saturns place--the USAF influenced the size of the shuttle, and tried to force EELVs down NASA's throat.
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