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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    It was close from the begining. 9:2
    Well it seems that regardless of what you argue you cannot longer prove whether the USA has won the space race or not.
    Who had the lead in the 60's, 70's, or 80's, highly debatable. However by the CURRENT poll ratio is about 1:1. Despite what the current poll ratio might tell, the sad truth is what it is: the USA has officially dropped out of the space race by closing its space program. The USA will now rely on Russian technology and facilities to do in space research.

    So who won the space race? as of today, not the USA.

    BBC News - Shuttle makes final touchdown to end US space programme

    From article: "Nasa will rely on the Russians to ferry its people to and from the International Space Station (ISS)."

    These are the unbiased facts.

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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by eaglestar View Post
    Well it seems that regardless of what you argue you cannot longer prove whether the USA has won the space race or not.
    Who had the lead in the 60's, 70's, or 80's, highly debatable. However by the CURRENT poll ratio is about 1:1. Despite what the current poll ratio might tell, the sad truth is what it is: the USA has officially dropped out of the space race by closing its space program. The USA will now rely on Russian technology and facilities to do in space research.

    So who won the space race? as of today, not the USA.

    BBC News - Shuttle makes final touchdown to end US space programme

    From article: "Nasa will rely on the Russians to ferry its people to and from the International Space Station (ISS)."

    These are the unbiased facts.
    Where have you been the last 20 years? The space race has been over for a long time. Soviet Russia no longer exists, so no real race.

    Jesus man get a clue.

    No one has responded to this since May 3rd.

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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Some Russians idolize Stalin today. Who can tell with them? Just a guess. Or trolling. "highly debatable in the 80s", haha.

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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    The "Space Race" was the 'race' to get the moon.
    The answer to the question is, well, obvious.

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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    In this case the USA moved the finish line after it failed to reach the original finish line first.

    Russians made it to space first. On the race to space, Russians got there first. That doesn't sit well in the middle of the cold war, we can't let those godless commies win, so obviously the space race should be the first to the moon not the first to space.

    Its like two brothers in a race to the house. They make a dash for it and for once the younger brother wins, grabbing the door and going in first before the older brother. Not wanting to let his younger brother win the older one yells out "Its the first one that gets to the couch in the living room!" and weaves his way through the house quicker than his younger sibling to land solidly on the couch going "Beat you again".

    The younger brother obviously won the race to the house, so the older one switched the goal posts to allow him his own chance to "win" the race.
    Saying we moved the goal post, in that context, would be a massive understatement. It was basically a whole new race, one that made the first one look like a joke. It would be like comparing a bottle rocket to a cruise missile.
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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by eaglestar View Post
    Well it seems that regardless of what you argue you cannot longer prove whether the USA has won the space race or not.
    The other day, while driving my T/A some punk in a rice-burning buzz-bomb pulled up next to me at a light and threw me a few revs. I looked over, smiled at him and shook my head. He repeated his request; after the a third time, I finally gave him the 'go' sign.

    The light turned. Tires squealed. The buzz-bomb was blown away.
    (Like you'd expect something else - did you not see the T/A 8.2 on the shaker?)

    About 1/3 mile down, I lifted - the buzz-bumb blew past me, and 'beat' be to the next light.

    In much the same way, the US was 'beat' in the space race.


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