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Two guys at the vanguard
The Space Review ^
| Sam Dinkin
Posted on 07/05/2005 6:25:32 PM PDT by KevinDavis
TGV stands for Two guys and a van and got their start trying to figure out how to reduce the cost of spaceflight operations. They have discovered a very interesting market: suborbital imagery.
The Bush Administration announced plans last week to restart plutonium 238 production. For $1.5 billion over 30 years, they get about 5 kilograms a year of plutonium whose main use is for thermoelectric generation to power classified military applications. $1.5 billion is a lot of money. If you add in the $9.5 billion here and the $25 billion there we are talking a pretty good chunk of change.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush43; energy; plutonium; space; spacebusiness; term2
To: RightWhale; Brett66; xrp; gdc314; anymouse; RadioAstronomer; NonZeroSum; jimkress; discostu; ...
posted on 07/05/2005 6:26:08 PM PDT
(the space/future belongs to the eagles, the earth/past to the groundhogs)
Very cool. This is the kind of thinking we need. Its a disruptive technology (ref--The Innovator's Dilemma)
posted on 07/05/2005 6:28:45 PM PDT
(What did happen to those 293 boxes of secret FBI files (esp on Senators) Hillary stole?)
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