#92 Pointless Endeavours

3rd May 2013 in Moving House
#92 Pointless Endeavours
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FreyFox 3rd May 2013, 12:00 AM edit delete
Actually, I thought the space shuttle was epic.


D-Rock 3rd May 2013, 5:09 AM edit delete reply
Had to look that up.

That's a good burn, Nick.
The Blue Fox Thom 8th May 2013, 8:36 PM edit delete reply
Oh, yeah, Concorde was TOTALLY France's fault.
D.Durand 11th Aug 2014, 2:56 PM edit delete reply
Well, no, it was English : Another company wanted to buy the planes to fly them, but British company didn't wanted another than them to have supersonic. Then they put their out of commission
GoodKaptainKook 7th Dec 2015, 8:12 PM edit delete reply
The space shuttles were awesome vehicles. A real pity two of them ended up being destroyed. I wasn't even thought of yet when the Challenger blew up (my mother remembers it, though), but I remember when the Columbia disintegrated back in '03...very sad day :(

As for Concorde...didn't the crash back in 2000 have something to do with them falling out of favor?
Section79 14th Apr 2017, 3:22 AM edit delete reply
I think it was 9/11 and tons of crashes that forced Concorde to close down.

The space shuttle on the other hand still stands as amazing!
MrInitialMan 23rd Jul 2017, 11:22 AM edit delete reply
Apparently, only one major crash of the Concorde, but yes, the travel slump after 9/11 helped kill it.
GoodKaptainKook 29th Jul 2017, 10:50 PM edit delete reply
There was only one serious accident involving the Concorde and fatalities-that was in 2000 in Paris. It's been a while since I've read up on it but as I recall the plane ran over a strip of metal that had been deposited on the runaway by a DC-10 jet while taxiing, and a tire blew out and the flying debris burst open a fuel tank. It was too late for the crew to abort the takeoff so they took off with the Concorde in flames. They were unable to make it safely back to an airport and wound up crashing into a hotel. I forget the exact death total but it was over 100, and several employees at the hotel also died in the accident.

That was the only accident they ever had with fatalities but as I recall that's all it took to kill the plane's reputation with the public...