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US astronauts should use trampolines to get into space, Russian official says
foxnews.com ^ | April 30, 2014 | FoxNews

Posted on 04/30/2014 1:25:00 PM PDT by Reaganez

A Russian official angered over new sanctions that the United States imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis is suggesting that American astronauts get to the International Space Station by using trampolines instead of rockets. "The United States introduced sanctions against our space industry... We warned them, we will reply to statements with statements, to actions with actions," Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who heads Russia's defense industry, said on Twitter, according to Reuters. American astronauts depend on Russian rockets to get to the ISS, but after the U.S. imposed sanctions – which deny export licenses for high-tech items that could aid Russia’s military -- Rogozin offered up a different idea. "I propose that the United States delivers its astronauts to the ISS with the help of a trampoline," he said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: iss; muslimoutreach; nasa; russia; spaceprogram; trampoline; wewillferryyou
Elon Musk CEO of SpaceX resonds on twitter

Sounds like this might be a good time to unveil the new Dragon Mk 2 spaceship that @SpaceX has been working on w @NASA. No trampoline needed

1 posted on 04/30/2014 1:25:00 PM PDT by Reaganez
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To: Reaganez

Good thing Obama isn’t the worst President ever. Oh wait...


2 posted on 04/30/2014 1:28:57 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: Reaganez

Maybe a good space- launching trampoline can be added to Obama’s workout routine tomorrow morning?


3 posted on 04/30/2014 1:30:47 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Reaganez

The Dragon Mk II might be a nice ‘middle finger’ to the Russians. We need to get that sucker into production and man-rated pronto!


4 posted on 04/30/2014 1:31:20 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Reaganez

We can go back to space whenever we put rational thought above Muslim feelings.

So yes, we should contact a gym supply company soon.

I am glad Mush has a rocket in the works. I am. It should have been that way decades ago with private business taking the lead into space.

But...Obama/Liberals/ Muslim feelings, thus trampoline for a few years until it’s ready.


5 posted on 04/30/2014 1:31:35 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Reaganez
US astronauts should use trampolines to get into space, Russian official says

Getting there is one thing, but if I were an astronaut, getting back is what I would be concerned with.

Having no launch system is great planning by the geniuses at NASA and the 0bama regime. /s

6 posted on 04/30/2014 1:38:02 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?" - Patrick Henry, 1775)
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To: Reaganez

i’m sorry, but that’s pretty funny.


7 posted on 04/30/2014 1:41:02 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I knew it was stupid to depend on the Russians for rides to and from the station. Although in all fairness this decision was before El-Presidente’s time.


8 posted on 04/30/2014 1:41:06 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Hey, Muslims are being helped feeling good about themselves. That’s what matters.

If we kept doing what we do whole some sand rat burns dung in a desert tent, do you think that is fair? No, clearly we have to stop being who we are so as not to offend.


9 posted on 04/30/2014 1:41:35 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

But NASA has a new assignment. Muslim outreach. Which is far more important than getting men to and from space.


10 posted on 04/30/2014 1:41:36 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Months not years.


11 posted on 04/30/2014 1:42:01 PM PDT by Reaganez
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To: Reaganez

What Rogozin was trying to say is that Russian women are the best trampolines.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 1:42:10 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Reaganez

Does it really matter? There should not be one SECOND this country took a back door to anyone and leave itself open to this.

Russia is right to mock the stupidity of the liberal idiots that elected this madness. And unfortunately that means those of us who didn’t as well.


13 posted on 04/30/2014 1:44:10 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Reaganez

We already got one. It’s called the US Monetary system. /rimshot


14 posted on 04/30/2014 1:44:28 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Reaganez

Using the ISS and potentially those astronaut’s lives is a line I don’t think Putin will cross.


15 posted on 04/30/2014 1:48:05 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Reaganez

You know, they used to be called jumpolines until Obama’s mother jumped on one.

(I know, I know. I added nothing to the conversation but I couldn’t resist. )


16 posted on 04/30/2014 1:52:40 PM PDT by bayliving
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To: Reaganez

Never in my 55 years would I have ever believed an American President would be so openly mocked by a pissant country like Russia....


17 posted on 04/30/2014 1:54:13 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Reaganez

I know I am not supposed to “like” the Russians. But some of their responses are really funny.

Too bad we will eventually have to kick their asses three ways to Sunday.


18 posted on 04/30/2014 1:57:43 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Popman

Eventually Americans will get pissed and remember what they were before they came to deserve that mockery. Hope I live to see it.


19 posted on 04/30/2014 1:59:54 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Reaganez

Perhaps al-NASAM can somehow perfect the conversion of prayer rugs into magic carpets to enable our astronauts to get into space ;?


20 posted on 04/30/2014 2:09:46 PM PDT by mikrofon ("Outreach for the Stars")
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To: backwoods-engineer
Good thing America's space program is still number one....

..in making Muslims feel good about themselves and pushing global warming.

Dang it.

21 posted on 04/30/2014 2:16:17 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: backwoods-engineer
Good thing America's space program is still number one....

..in making Muslims feel good about themselves and pushing global warming.

Dang it.

22 posted on 04/30/2014 2:16:17 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: mikrofon

Mohamhead rode a donkey over the moon once. Maybe we could borrow that since we mad the Muslims feel good.


23 posted on 04/30/2014 2:17:35 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart
"There should not be one SECOND this country took a back door to anyone and leave itself open to this."

So true! Maybe we can have the Chinese manufacture us some space shuttles.

24 posted on 04/30/2014 2:19:23 PM PDT by DannyTN
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25 posted on 04/30/2014 2:19:25 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: DannyTN

Might as well. Apparently building or doing anything for ourselves is offensive to other cultures. Which is of course, the ultimate sin.

and when we do it takes over a trillion dollars in union extortion to make it fly.


26 posted on 04/30/2014 2:22:19 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Vermont Lt

I’m not sure his remarks were translated correctly from the Russian.

I’ll bet it was something more like, “You can go take a flying leap.”


27 posted on 04/30/2014 2:48:55 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: The Sons of Liberty

NASA is too busy promoting Global Warming (TM) to have a space program.


28 posted on 04/30/2014 3:14:56 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: logic101.net

Who couldn’t see that coming?


29 posted on 04/30/2014 3:27:23 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Today’s America is not of the same stock. Hell, forget demographics and just consider the overall cultural decline—we can’t even teach that normalcy is normal anymore! I’m afraid the 0bama administration is just a symptom, an opportunistic infection. I hope you get your wish, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.


30 posted on 04/30/2014 3:36:00 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Reaganez
NASA was set on this course long ago. The decision to surrender our space capability came long ago.
Shameful in my opinion. As I watch the movie The Right Stuff; I am reminded there was time when this could do anything; and had the will to do it.

http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1887/1

31 posted on 04/30/2014 3:42:43 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: kaehurowing

Sad but true. That, and Muslim outreach.

NASA is not the great entity that it was to me in my younger years.


32 posted on 04/30/2014 5:14:21 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Sometimes when I feel like reminiscing, I remember how great it was that we actually put men on the moon with the advanced technology of the slide rule. And then brought them home again. Magnificent!


33 posted on 04/30/2014 5:17:19 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: FamiliarFace

We all watched the rocket launches; great admiration for the astronauts and the people making it all happen.
It really is tough to watch the Right Stuff now knowing how NASA has been turned into a pseudo science climate change and Muslim outreach waste of money.
But I hate to sound like an old person and live in the past. There are many amazing innovations happening right now all around us.
They are just different; and not as cool to watch as a mighty rocket heading into space.


34 posted on 04/30/2014 5:38:11 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: bayliving
You know, they used to be called jumpolines until Obama’s mother jumped on one.

Hey kid, after THAT party, you should be thankful you don't bark.

35 posted on 04/30/2014 6:20:26 PM PDT by Dartman (CDN PM Stephen Harper may not be perfect, but we don't have to be ashamed or embarassed of him.)
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To: logic101.net

He didn’t have to perpetuate it and make it harder (if not impossible) to get back in the game.


36 posted on 04/30/2014 9:17:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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